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Parks & Recreation Facility Update – Oct 19, 2021

Parks and Recreation Facility Update – Clarification from the recent provincial restrictions as of October 19, 2021

  • Masks are mandatory inside all public facilities. Participants are exempt only while involved in physical activity in or on: arenas, pool, walking track, gym or fitness classes.
  • Youth aged 12-17 are not required to show proof of vaccination while visiting facilities for the sole purpose to actively participate in sport, recreation or performing arts programming.
  • Youth aged 12-17 must show proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption or a negative covid test result to enter any facility while not participating in activity. This includes spectators, use of the concourse or participating in mixed youth/adult activities like public swimming and public skating.
  • Youth under 12 can access facilities for any purpose without proof of vaccination.  They will be screened for symptoms, and are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing (except while engaging in physical activity).
  • Adults involved (including coaches & officials) with organized youth sport groups must show proof of vaccination, exemption or negative Covid test.
  • All vaccine eligible visitors ages 18 or older will be required to show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative test result within 72 hours of a visit to facilities. After October 25th, proof of two doses is necessary as long as the dose was given more than 2 weeks before the time of service. Furthermore, with proof those aged 18 and older can continue with adult team sports, indoor group or individual training.  We encourage using the QR code to check in – after November 15th this will be the only method used. Proof of ID is also required.
  • By following the Restrictions Exemption Program, hall and meeting room use for private social gatherings and meetings is permitted.
  • By following the Restrictions Exemption Program the spectator capacity will not be limited to 1/3 of the fire code occupancy.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to new information we receive and regulations we are required to follow. 

To find your online record: www.alberta.ca/covidrecords

For more information please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx  or contact 780-842-3381 or recreation@wainwright.ca