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Masking not required while participating in indoor recreation activities

September 7, 2021 11:49 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With the Provincial announcement last Friday implementing mandatory masking in all public indoor spaces, participating in a City of Red Deer recreation activity will continue without any changes. The Province’s restrictions do not require masks while participating in physical fitness activity, performance activity or a worship service at a place of worship. The City’s recreation programs and services fall under this exemption. When participants are using indoor field of play areas such as ice surfaces, soccer fields, fitness areas and pools, masking is not required.

When not participating in a recreation activity, masking is required throughout The City’s facilities, including in lobbies, hallways, change rooms, spectator zones and all common spaces. To ensure all people entering City facilities are masking up when required, disposable masks are available at the entrances of all City facilities.

“We recognize that although the new measures are in place, there may be people who have booked classes or rental spaces in our recreation facilities that are not comfortable attending,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “We respect where everyone is at in the pandemic and have temporarily shifted back to our COVID interim cancellation and refund policy for those people wishing to cancel or suspend services.”

People wanting to cancel or suspend any services or bookings can either contact one of the recreation facilities at 403.309.8411 or contact facilitybookings@reddeer.ca for more information.

Please see attached - FAQ - Masking not required while participating in indoor recreation activities (pdf) for more information and visit www.reddeer.ca/masks for information and resources.

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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