The Town of Drumheller’s recreation facilities will continue to remain open with capacity and operating restrictions in response to the provincial COVID-19 update on Wednesday, September 16.
Drumheller’s recreation department will continue to welcome all members of the
community in a safe manner by enhancing cleaning, physical distancing measures, one-third capacity limits, and encouraging users to stay home if unwell.
“At this time, we can better manage capacity restrictions and increased cleanliness than assessing users’ medical information by activating the Restriction Exemption Program,” says Darren Goldthorpe, manager of Recreation Arts & Culture. “Our facilities have always been an inclusive space where all citizens and visitors feel welcome, and have the opportunity to increase their quality of life in our community facility.”
Members and visitors must complete a COVID-19 assessment prior to attending any municipal recreation facility, and must not enter if presenting any symptoms.
As of Thursday, September 16 youth group classes, training and competitions are permitted. Participants are required to screen for symptoms, maintain a two metre distance and wear a mask while engaged in physical activity--this restriction does not include youths.
Spectator attendance is restricted to one-third fire code capacity and are limited to a single household or two close contacts if living alone, and must maintain a two metre physical distance and wear a mask.
As of Monday, September 20, adult indoor group classes and activities are not permitted and indoor competitions are paused, except where vaccine exemptions are granted; adult indoor one-on-one training and solo activities with three metre social distancing are still permitted.
Outdoor activities are permitted with no restrictions.
Those registered in fitness classes will be credited or refunded. Drop-in activities will also be postponed until further notice.
Swimming lessons will continue, with participant and instructor safety to be top priority.
With regards to indoor and outdoor events, the Government of Alberta has additional restrictions.
Indoor wedding and funeral receptions are prohibited. Outdoor ceremonies, services, and receptions are permitted with up to 200 people and must follow liquor sales and consumption restrictions. Indoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services are permitted up to 50 people or 50 per cent of fire code occupancy, whichever is less.
The Town of Drumheller’s Oktoberfest event has been postponed until further notice.