Effective immediately, the City of Lethbridge will no longer require proof of vaccination for the public to enter or use City owned and operated buildings.
The Government of Alberta is responsible for health in the province and the City's decision to remove the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) is in line with the Province's decision and direction, announced Tuesday, that public health measures will be gradually lifted.
The City of Lethbridge continues to work with its partner operators and user groups on their COVID-19 protocols regarding Provincial public health guidelines. Any fee for service or entities with a board that governs their decision making will be able to take their own direction, however the City's Covid-19 fund will cease for any additional costs such as for security previously checking REP status.
The public is encouraged to reach out to other facility operators about their protocols:
- Cor van Raay YMCA – Lethbridge YMCA
- Max Bell Aquatic Centre – University of Lethbridge
As part of the Province's Step One, capacity limits are now removed at City-owned and operated facilities – except for facilities with capacity of 500 to 1,000, which will be limited to 500, and facilities with capacity of 1,000-plus, which will be limited to 50 per cent.
The Province's Step One now allows for food and beverage consumption in seated audience settings for large events and entertainment venues, including at the ENMAX Centre.
The City is following the Province's mandatory mask mandate, but as per their announcement, mandatory masking for youth aged 12 and under in any setting will end February 13 at 11:59 p.m.
For details on the provincial guidelines visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
For more information about City facilities, visit www.lethbridge.ca/thingstodo. For further information on the City's Covid-19 response, see here.
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