The Town of Drumheller has changed their initial response to the new COVID-19 public health measures and will begin implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) at recreation facilities including the Aquaplex, Badlands Community Facility, and the Drumheller Memorial Arena.
Initially the town announced they would not yet be imposing the REP andwould operate at one-third capacity; however, following discussions with council, direction was given to implement the program for all user groups starting Monday, September 27.
“The primary focus during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has always been the health and safety of our patrons and our staff,” says Darren Goldthorpe, manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture. “We are committed to ensuring that all of our recreation facilities respect patron and staff privacy, dignity, and confidentiality. At this time, we will be asking users to show our staff their proof of vaccination each time they come in, and at the point of registration for upcoming fitness classes.”
Vaccine information or rapid test results will not be recorded in any fashion and users should come prepared with their documentation and identification upon entry to any town recreation facility.
All patrons 12 years and older must provide valid proof of vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption.
Please visit drumheller.ca for more information and a list of all restrictions.