On Wednesday, October 6, the Government of Alberta, in coordination with Alberta Health Services, provided additional direction regarding youth participation (12-17 years) in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
Effective Tuesday, October 12, in adherence to the provincial REP, The City will begin screening all youth aged 12-17 when participating in combined adult/youth activities.
This means, if a 12-17 year old is participating in an activity where individuals 18 years and over may also be participating, proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test will be required from all participants, including the youth.
This change will impact our sport rental groups and most drop-in programs such as drop-in skating, swimming and fieldhouse use as well as many fitness programs. Over the course of the next couple of days and weeks, The City will be adding youth-only drop-in opportunities at our facilities. These opportunities will be listed online when available at www.reddeer.ca/RecUpdate.
The REP allows for 12-17 year olds participating in youth-only programming to continue without proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative Covid-19 test.
More information about the Restriction Exemption Program, including acceptable proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative test result, is available here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx. Further detail is also available here: Requirements for the Restriction Exemption Program.
Please visit www.reddeer.ca/RecUpdate for more information about the Restrictions Exemption Program at our facilities.
For more information, please contact:
The City of Red Deer