COVID-19

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Overview

Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant by ramping up health system capacity, providing free rapid test kits, expanding vaccine boosters, clarifying indoor social gathering limits, and decreasing capacity in large venues.

Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program can operate with less restrictions if they require patrons 12 and over to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result. New measures came into effect December 24.

Albertans are asked to reduce their number of contacts by half, limit unrestricted activities where there is a high risk of transmission, and observe all public health measures to slow the spread.


Restrictions exemption program

 

  • The Restrictions Exemption Program permits in-scope businesses, entities and organizers to operate without most public health restrictions as outlined in Order 54-2021, as modified by Order 56-2021 and Order 59-2021. Masks are still mandatory indoors.

    Operators that are out-of-scope or choose not to fully implement the program must comply with all public health restrictions outlined in Order 55-2021.

    How to participate

    Operators do not need to apply, but must follow or exceed the program requirements at all times, including requiring all patrons aged 12 and over to provide valid:

    • proof of vaccination, or
    • proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or
    • documentation of a medical exemption

    Resources

    The program does not apply to

    • Businesses or entities that need to be accessed by the public for daily living purposes, including all retail locations.
    • Employees, contractors, repair or delivery workers, volunteers or inspectors entering the space for work purposes.
    • Children under 12.

    Enforcement

    • Operators will be audited for compliance.
    • Requirements can be enforced by AHS, AGLC and police units.
    • Public can submit complaints if they believe operators are not in compliance.
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  • To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days from second dose of a 2-dose vaccine or a single dose of Janssen).

    Valid proof of vaccination

    • Alberta vaccine record with QR Code (paper or digital) is now the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination accepted by operators participating in REP.
    • Other accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
    • Personal identification that matches the vaccine record is also required for all adults 18 and over.

    Scanning QR codes

    • Businesses can use the AB Covid Records Verifier app to scan vaccine QR codes, including those from other provinces, territories and Canadian Armed Forces.
      • If the record is valid, the app will display a green checkmark and the person's legal name and date of birth. It does not access or store any other personal information.
      • Internet connection is not required to scan codes.
      • Download the app for free from Google Play or the App Store.
    • Alberta’s app applies the vaccination requirements under the Restrictions Exemption Program when scanning QR codes from other provinces. Other provinces' app may not comply with Alberta’s vaccination requirements.
    • Tipsheet: How to use the AB Covid Records Verifier app

    Repeat customers

    Not vaccinated? Book your vaccination appointment.

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  • To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people aged 12 and older can show proof of a negative test result.

    • The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.
      • Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.
      • Photos of a rapid test or result taken offsite is not sufficient.
      • A self-test completed offsite or self-produced documentation of a negative test result is not valid.
      • Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.
    • Tests must not be from the Alberta Health Services public COVID-19 testing system.
    • Operators offering on-site rapid testing should seek expert medical oversight prior to implementing a rapid testing program.
    • For more details, see requirements for the Restrictions Exemption Program.
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  • To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people 12 and older can provide documentation of a medical exemption.

    • A valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:
      • date which the letter was provided
      • person's name that matches their identification
      • physician’s or nurse practitioner’s complete information, including:
        • name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature
        • statement that there is a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
        • duration that the exemption is valid
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  • The following in-scope businesses, entities and organizers are eligible to participate:

    • Restaurants and food courts with closed access to the public
    • Nightclubs
    • Casinos, bingo halls, VLT lounges
    • Entertainment and recreation centres, such as:
      • Bowling, racing entertainment, arcades, billiards halls, other similar entertainment
      • Museums, art galleries
      • Movie theatres, concert halls and other similar venues
    • Fitness and recreation facilities for physical activity, performance activity or recreational activity
    • Conferences, meeting spaces, halls, and rented space (excluding dwelling units)
    • Weddings and funerals held in public facilities where the facility maintains responsibility for adherence to these requirements
    • Indoor adult sport and performance activities (participants and spectators)
    • Professional sporting or performance events (spectators)
    • Private social events held in public facilities where the facility maintains responsibility for adherence to these requirements
    • Adult recreational activities (for example, classes, groups)
    • Amenities in hotels and condos, including fitness rooms, pools and game rooms

    November 29 updates:

    • Ski hills and facilities can operate under a hybrid model (see business restrictions for details)
    • Paid-entry markets and trade shows, such as artisan and craft fairs, automotive shows, gun shows and holiday markets or similar events of a short-term nature
    • Private passenger vehicles, such as buses or vans rented out or chartered for attending a private event, gathering, or activity, as well as privately-operated transportation services
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  • The following out-of-scope operators are not eligible to participate:

    • Child care settings
    • Events in private dwellings
    • Retail, including membership-only stores
    • Shopping malls
    • Libraries
    • Workers and employees in/on a worksite for the purposes of their employment
    • Schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
    • School curriculum-based activities
    • Accommodations (hotels, motels)
    • Places of Worship – for faith services
    • Mutual support groups
    • Health services
    • Personal services
    • Wellness services
    • Youth physical activity, performance activity and recreational activity, where all participants are under the age of 18
      • Note: coaches, instructors, trainers, referees, etc. are subject to the requirements of the facility if under the REP
    • Public transit, taxis and paid ride shares
    • Jury selection
    • Election purposes and other related activities
    • First responders attending for the purposes of responding to an emergency situation
    • Publicly-funded post secondary institutions, including cafeterias and residence common areas (PSIs will fall under a separate and sector-specific exemption)
    • First Nations College entities:
      • Maskwacis Cultural College
      • Old Sun Community College
      • Red Crow Community College
      • University nuhelot'ine thaiyots'i nistameyimakanak Blue Quills
      • Yellowhead Tribal College

    Business restrictions

    New limits on large venues and restaurants come into effect December 24 at 12:01am

    • Mandatory restriction - Updated Dec. 24

      Indoor entertainment, event and recreation facilities

      Indoor facilities that participate in the REP (effective Dec. 24):

      • Large facilities must limit capacity to:
        • 50% if facility has fire occupancy load over 1,000.
        • 500 attendees if facility has fire occupancy load between 500 and 999.
        • No capacity limit if facility has fire occupancy load under 500.
      • No food and drink consumption in seated audience settings or during intermissions in facilities with 500+ attendees.
        • Restaurants that are physically separate from audience seating are permitted to operate.
        • Liquor and operating hour limits apply; food and beverages must be provided by table service.
      • Venues with a gaming licence, facility licence, or a Class B licence must end liquor service at 11pm and stop liquor consumption at 12:30am (for example: bowling alleys, bingo and pool halls, casinos, and indoor recreation entertainment centres).

      Indoor events that participate in the REP (effective Dec. 24):

      • Limit of 10 people maximum per table. No mingling between tables.
      • No interactive activities (for example: dancing, darts, billiars).
      • If they have a Special Event Licence, liquor service ends at 11pm and must close at 12:30am.

      Indoor facilities that do not implement the REP (no change):

      • Limit capacity to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
      • Require attendees to be be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone.

      Outdoor entertainment, event and recreation facilities

      • Events and facilities that are fully outdoors (excluding washrooms), have no capacity restrictions but must maintain 2 metres distancing between households or 2 close contact for those living alone.
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    • Mandatory restriction - Updated Dec. 24

      The following applies to businesses that implement REP:

      • Limit of 10 people maximum per table. No mingling between tables.
      • No interactive activities (For example: dancing, darts, billiards).
      • Businesses with Class A or C liquor licences must end liquor service at 11pm and close at 12:30am.

      The following applies to businesses that do not implement REP:

      • Indoor dining is not permitted.
      • Outdoor dining only with a maximum of 6 people per table (one household or 2 close contacts for those living alone).
      • Liquor service ends at 10pm and consumption must end by 11pm.
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    • Mandatory restriction - Effective Sept. 20

      Retail and shopping malls are not eligible for the Restrictions Exemption Program as public access is necessary for daily living. Therefore these restrictions apply:

      • Capacity restricted to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
      • Attendees must be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone.
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    • Mandatory restriction - Effective Sept. 16 and 20

      Adult (18-plus) sport, fitness and performance activities

      • The following restrictions apply unless the facility or program implements the Restrictions Exemption Program:
        • Indoor group classes and activities are not permitted.
        • Indoor competitions are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.
        • Indoor one-on-one training and solo activities are allowed with 3 metre physical distancing.
        • Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

      Youth (under 18) sport, fitness and performance activities

      • Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:
        • screen for symptoms
        • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
        • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
      • Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.
      • Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

      Day and overnight camps

      • Day camps required to maintain physical distancing between participants and masking indoors.
      • Overnight camps must follow cohort models.
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    • Mandatory restriction - Effective Nov. 29

      Ski hills can operate under a hybrid model where their indoor operations follow the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) guidelines, and their outdoor operations are not required to do so.

      • If participating in REP:
        • indoor dining and other indoor activities are permitted without physical distancing or capacity restrictions
        • physical distancing is not required on enclosed chairlifts and gondolas
        • masks are still required for enclosed indoor areas
      • If notparticipating in REP:
        • indoor dining is not permitted
        • other indoor activities are subject to physical distancing and capacity restrictions
        • physical distancing is required on enclosed chairlifts and gondolas
        • masks are required for enclosed indoor areas
      • Outdoor operations (applicable to all ski hills):
        • Open-air chair lifts do not require physical distancing and can be used by people who are not part of the same household or cohort
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    • Mandatory measure - Effective Sept. 16

      • Mandatory work-from-home measures are in place unless the employer has determined a physical presence is required for operational effectiveness.
      • If employees are working on location, they must mask in all indoor settings, except while alone in work stations.

Gathering restrictions

Albertans should limit unrestricted activities, reduce the number of contacts by half, and refrain from workplace social gatherings to help slow the spread.  

  • Mandatory restriction – Updated December 21

    Indoor social gatherings

    • Indoor private social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people 18 and older.
    • There are no limits on people 17 and under if accompanied by their parent or guardian. It attending the gathering by themselves, they will count towards the maximum limit of 10 people.
    • The indoor gathering restriction does not apply to mutual support groups, or to workers who need to access your home to provide caregiving support or home repairs and maintenance.

    Outdoor social gatherings

    • Outdoor private social gatherings limited to a maximum of 20 people, with 2 metre physical distancing between households at all times.

    Workplace gatherings

    • Albertans should refrain from workplace social gatherings.
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  • Mandatory restriction - Effective Sept. 16

    • Capacity limited to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
    • Masks are mandatory.
    • 2 metres physical distancing between households, or 2 close contacts for those living alone.
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  • Mandatory restriction - Effective Sept. 20 (updated Dec 24)

    Indoor events

    • Indoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services are permitted with up to 50 people or 50% of fire code occupancy, whichever is less, unless the hosting facility implements the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
    • Indoor wedding and funeral receptions are prohibited, unless the hosting facility implements the REP.
      • Wedding receptions that implement the REP must follow seating, liquor sale and closure restrictions.
      • Dancing is permitted, but other interactive activities are not permitted.

    Outdoor events

    • Outdoor ceremonies, services and receptions are permitted with up to 200 people and must follow liquor sales and consumption restrictions (sales end at 10pm, consumption by 11pm), unless the hosting facility implements the REP.

Masks and schools

  • Mandatory restriction – Updated Dec. 21

    • Masking and 2 metres physical distancing are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, workplaces, and places of worship.
    • For fully vaccinated people who have just completed the 5-day isolation and no longer have symptoms, masks must be worn at all times outside of home for an additional 5 days.
    • Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except while alone in work stations.
    • Masks are still required in places that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.
    • Masks should fit well and be of high quality. People at risk of severe outcomes should wear medical masks when in settings with people outside of their household.

    Learn more about mask requirements

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  • Mandatory measure - Effective Sept. 16 

    • Mandatory masking for students in Grades 4 and up, plus staff and teachers in all grades. Schools that implement an alternate COVID safety plan can be exempted from mandatory masking.
    • Elementary schools to implement class cohorting.
    • Indoor sports, fitness, recreation, and performance activities are permitted in schools, with requirements to maintain 2 metre physical distancing where possible.
      • Masks and distancing are not required by youth under 18 while engaged in physical activity.
      • Spectator attendance restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity and limited to households or 2 close contacts for those living alone. Attendees must be masked and distanced.

    For more information, see K-12 learning during COVID-19

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  • Mandatory measure – Effective Sept. 20

    • Post-secondary institutions are not eligible for the Restrictions Exemption Program.
    • However, post-secondaries can implement a proof of vaccination program for students to be eligible for an exemption that permits the following:
      • Students and staff do not have to maintain physical distancing in learning environments (where there is no access to persons not part of the program). Physical distancing is required in common spaces.
      • Cafeterias and dining halls can be open for staff and students to dine indoors, with no requirement to physically distance or sit only with members of your household or your 2 close contacts, and no limit on the number of people per table.
      • Note: other public health measures, such as mandatory masking in all public spaces and restrictions around adult physical and performance activities, continue to apply.
    • All post-secondary proof of vaccine programs must ensure:
      • All student have been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine no later than September 20, 2021, and be fully immunized with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine no later than November 1, 2021.
        • Full immunization occurs 14 days after the second dose is received.
      • Students who remain unvaccinated or are vaccinated after these dates must be able to show:
        • proof of medical exemption from vaccination or
        • produce negative results from COVID-19 tests that are conducted regularly (for example, twice weekly) by the institution or a private test provider.
      • Note: Proof of vaccination is not required from staff and contractors.
    • If a post-secondary institution decides not to implement a proof of vaccination program, it must follow all public health measures in Order 44-2021.
    • Varsity sports teams at post-secondary institutions are considered to be semi-professional and may conduct group physical activity indoors and do not need to maintain distancing or wear face masks during play.
      • Physical distancing and masking are required before and after play (for example, in change rooms, washrooms, etc.)

Testing, tracing and isolating 

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  • Fully vaccinated

    • If you are fully vaccinated and have symptoms and/or test positive with a PCR test, you are required to isolate for 5 days or until symptoms resolve — whichever is longer.
    • If you are fully vaccinated and without symptoms, but test positive with a rapid test, you are not required to isolate if:
      • you test negative with a second rapid test taken 24 hours after the first test. You must isolate until this second test is taken. If any symptom develops, you must isolate immediately.
    • For 5 days following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home.

    Not fully vaccinated

    • If you are unvaccinated and have symptoms and/or test positive with a PCR test, you are required to isolate for 10 days or until symptoms resolve — whichever is longer.
    • Household contacts who are not fully immunized should stay home for 14 days (i.e. not attend work, school or other activities).
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    • Individuals with positive tests will continue to be notified.
    • Contact tracers will not notify close contacts of positive cases, but will ask that individuals do so when informed of their positive result.
    • Contact tracers will continue to investigate cases in high-risk settings, such as acute and continuing care.
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    • Outbreak management and identification will focus on high-risk locations, including continuing and acute care and high-risk workplaces.
    • Community outbreaks with a surge in cases leading to severe outcomes will be addressed as needed.
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    • Existing public health orders for acute care remain in place.
    • Public health orders for continuing care remain in place.

    For more information on current restrictions in these settings, see protecting residents at congregate care facilities.






    Public Announcement Regarding Facility Operations

  • As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our recreation facilities are adapting to changing circumstances. On this page, you will find current restrictions and safety measures in place at our facilities, as well as measures you can take to better prepare for your visit. Please call the Multi Rec Centre at 780-849-8028 or Northern Lights Aquatic Centre at 780-849-8639 to confirm schedules before your visit.

     

    Restriction Exemption Program (REP)

    Town of Slave Lake Recreation Facilities will be implementing the REP starting November 8th at the Multi Rec Centre and November 15th at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre. With the exception of youth activities (see Youth Activities section below) all those 12 years and older entering our recreation facilities will be required to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours or a medical exemption letter. Those 18 years and older will also have to provide ID to confirm their identity.

      



     

    QR Code Vaccination Records

    Digital scanning for QR Codes will be in effect prior to November 15th, other forms of vaccination (eg records without QR codes) will be accepted up to November 14th.

    Effective November 15th, the Government of Alberta has directed that a scannable QR code must be shown on all vaccination records. Proof of ID will also be required for those 18 years and older to confirm identity.

     

    Know Before You Go – Restriction Exemption Program

    To access recreation facilities, guests 12 years of age and older (with the exception of those participating in organized youth activities) are required to show one of the following (note: guests over 18 years of age must also produce government-issued photo ID):

     

    Proof of Vaccination

    Proof of vaccination includes:

    • A picture or paper record of a valid Alberta Health Services, MyHealth Records, pharmacy, First Nation, or physician immunization record prominently displaying the name, type of vaccine and date administration, or
    • Canadian armed forces immunization record, displaying the name, type of vaccine, and date of administration, or
    • An immunization record from another Canadian Province or Territory, displaying the name, type of vaccine and date of administration, or
    • Valid Government of Alberta Vaccination QR code

    At least one dose is required up to October 25. After October 25, two doses of a two dose series are required (Janssen vaccine is the only Health Canada approved vaccine that requires a single dose)

    Effective November 15th all MyHealth Records must show the QR codes.

    Proof of Negative Test

    Testing must not be sourced from Alberta Health Services public COVID-19 testing system.

    A written or printed copy of a negative Health Canada approved, or lab accredited, rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab based PCR test is required for entry.

    A self-test and/or self-produced documentation of a negative result is not sufficient evidence to support entry into a facility under REP.

    Documentation of a completed test must include:

    • A clear indication of the laboratory or the health care professional that completed the test (eg. DynaLIFE), the type of test, time of sample collected and clear indication of a negative result
    • If the result of a rapid test is being verified by a health care professional, a written record must also include the name, phone number, contact info, professional registration number and signature of the physician or nurse practitioner
    • A picture or any other written documentation of a rapid test result is not sufficient evidence for participation/entry

    Medical Exemption Letter

    A valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:

    • The name of the person in the written documentation that matches the identification provided
    • The physician’s or nurse practitioner’s information is completed by including:
      1. Name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature of the physician or nurse practitioner
    • Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and
    • The duration of the exemption

    Proof of ID

    Individuals 18 years and older must also present personal ID. Proof of identification can be established using documentation issued by an institution or public body provided it includes the name of the holder and birthdate. Acceptable documents that may be used to confirm identification are:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Citizenship card
    • Driver’s License
    • Provincial or Territorial issued identification card including a health card
    • Metis, Treaty, Inuit status card
    • Passport
    • Permanent Resident Card

    Photo ID is not required.

    Youth Activities

    Youth (under 18 years) participating in an organized youth activity (eg swim lessons, PD Day Camps, Minor Hockey, Youth Pickleball) are not required to be screened for vaccination/negative COVID-19 test/medical exemption. Coaches, instructors, referees etc. who are 18 years and older are required to provide proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test/medical exemption.

    Youth 12 and Older Not Participating in Youth Activity

    If youth wish to access other amenities beyond a specific youth activity in the facility, they will be required to be screened per the REP if they are 12 or older.

    A youth is permitted to watch other youth activities in the facility, however, they are subject to REP requirements to do so. 

    If not actively participating in the youth activity, they must follow the REP requirements.

    Activities for Schools (K-12)

    School groups accessing facilities under REP for the purposes of K-12 curriculum are not required to be screened as part of the REP.

    Multi Rec Centre Fieldhouse and Track

    • Please be prepared to present ID (18+ years) and proof of vaccination, negative test from within 72 hours or a medical exemption for all those 12 years and older
      1. If you are arriving for an organized youth activity please see the Youth Activities section
    • Masks are required in the facility for all those aged 2 years and older, or those actively engaged in a physical activity
    • Pre-booking is no longer required, please check out the drop in schedule for availability

    Arenas and Skating Activities

    • Please be prepared to present ID (18+ years) and proof of vaccination, negative test from within 72 hours or a medical exemption for all those 12 years and older
      1. If you are arriving for an organized youth activity please see the Youth Activities section
    • Masks are required in the facility for all those aged 2 years and older, or those actively engaged in a physical activity
    • Pre-booking is no longer required, please check out the drop-in schedule for availability

    Aquatics

    • Please be prepared to present ID (18+ years) and proof of vaccination, negative test from within 72 hours or a medical exemption for all those 12 years and older
      1. If you are arriving for an organized youth activity please see the Youth Activities section
    • Masks are required in the facility for all those aged 2 years and older, or those actively engaged in a physical activity
    • Masks must be worn in change rooms, in the bleachers and on deck before entering water
    • We recommend you come dressed to limit time in the change rooms


    Frequently Asked Questions


    Do you keep copies of my records?

    The Town of Slave Lake does not collect or retain any personal health information

    What if I don’t want to get vaccinated?

    You are able to use our facilities if you provide a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours provided it meets the requirements listed under Proof of Negative Test

    Can an at home test be used to demonstrate a negative test result?

    No, please refer to the requirements under Proof of Negative Test. At home tests do not meet the requirements from the Province of Alberta

    Are birthday parties and other private gatherings allowed at facilities?

    Please call the Multi Rec Centre or Northern Lights Aquatic Centre to discuss rental options. There are still limits on indoor private social gatherings

    Are religious exemptions acceptable for those looking to attend facilities?

    The Government of Alberta’s REP does not recognize religious exemptions

    I forgot my proof of vaccination – can I still access facilities?

    Proof of vaccination or a negative test is required by all eligible individuals. No admittance will be provided without proof of vaccination or a negative test. Proof of vaccination can be accessed from a smart phone at any time.

    I’m vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask?

    Yes, masking is still mandatory in all public indoor spaces except when participating in physical activity.

    Do I need to bring proof of vaccination or a negative test every time I visit facilities?

    Please be ready to show proof of vaccination or a negative test (and ID for those 18 yrs and over). We have several different staff who check individuals in. We do not store any personal health data.

    To comply with the latest provincial health measures, we are adjusting operations at our facilities. At this time the following changes will come into effect on the date specified below. 

     

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    Effective Monday, November 15th the following will be in place at Northern Lights Aquatic Centre

     

    The Restriction Exemption Program will be in effect. In order to enter facilities all those 12 years and older (excluding those participating in organized youth activities or school based curriculum activities) must show  either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours or proof of medical exemption. Those entering the facility who are 18 year and older will also be required to show ID matching their proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or proof of medical exemption. 

    Swimming lessons:

    Those swimmers under 18 years will not be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID 19 test to participate in swim lessons. Any spectators aged 12 and older and parents attending parented lessons, will be required to show either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours or proof of medical exemption, those 18 years and older will also be required to show ID. Please arrive early to allow extra time for the staff to complete the screening.

    All swimmers and parents must wear a mask in the hallways, change rooms and bleacher area, unless under the age of two.

    When possible, please arrive with swim suits on to reduce the amount of time in the change rooms.

    All instructors will be wearing masks and face shields, except when they need to be removed to demonstrate a swimming skill.

    Drop in swims (including Public Swim, Family Swim, Preschool Plunge, and Lane Swim)

    In order to enter facilities all those 12 years and must show  either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours or proof of medical exemption. Those entering the facility who are 18 year and older will also be required to show ID matching their proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or proof of medical exemption. 

     

    All swimmers must wear masks in the hallways and change rooms, unless under the age of two.

    Private rentals:

    Private rentals are assessed on a case by case basis to ensure they meet the Government of Alberta Guidelines. 

     To book a time please call the Pool at 780-849-8639.

     

    Effective Monday, November 8th the following will be in place at the Multi Rec Centre

     

    The Restriction Exemption Program (REP) will be in effect. In order to enter facilities all those 12 years and older (excluding those participating in organized youth activities or school based curriculum activities) must show either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours or proof of medical exemption. Those entering the facility who are 18 years and older will also be required to show ID matching their proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or proof of medical exemption. 

    The Fieldhouse will be open for scheduled drop in times (please see Facility Schedule) and open drop-ins. The Track will be open for drop-ins with no capacity limit. 

    Public Skates and Parent and Tot Skates will be available.

    The Play Centre and Reed’s Rink will remain closed at this time.

    Multi Rec Centre User Groups will be following the REP. Youth (under 18 years) participating in an organized youth activity (eg PD Day Camps, Minor Hockey, Figure Skating) are not required to be screened for vaccination/negative COVID-19 test/medical exemption. Coaches, instructors, referees etc. who are 18 years and older are required to provide proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test/medical exemption. Spectators 12 years and older are required to provide proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test/medical exemption. Please reach out to your User Group for more information. 

    Private rentals:

    Private rentals are assessed on a case by case basis to ensure they meet the Government of Alberta Guidelines. 

    To book a time please call the MRC at 780-849-8028.

     

    Effective Monday, September 20th the following will be in place at the Town office.

     

    The Town office will be closed to the public with in person services available via appointment only.  Hours of operations will remain the same 8:00am to Noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm.  We can be reached at 780-849-8000 for financial and general inquires as well as to book an appointment.

    We would like to thank the community for your patience and understanding with the changes being made at this time.



Visit Alberta.ca/covid19 for up-to-date, accurate information.

To speak with a staff member, contact the facilites at the numbers below:

  • Town Office - 780-849-8000
  • Multi-Rec Centre - 780-849-8028
  • Northern Lights Aquatic Centre - 780-849-8639
  • Legacy Centre - 780-849-8028
  • Lesser Slave Regional Fire Hall #1 - 780-849-4110

Useful Links

Government of Alberta Relaunch Strategy

COVID-19 info for Albertans 

Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Self Assessment

Public Health Canada