Update on New Alberta COVID Measures on Operations of EVRC
A state of public health emergency was declared in Alberta on September 15th along with new temporary measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including a Restrictions Exemption Program which allows facility operators reduced restrictions for Program participation.
To continue to safely offer as many services and amenities as possible to the community, the Elbow Valley Residents Club will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program. This Program applies to everyone, including staff, contractors, owners and volunteers.
Effective immediately, all persons who wish to enter the Residents Club will be required to provide:
- Proof of vaccination, or
- proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or
- documentation of a medical exemption
*Masks are required for all indoor spaces, regardless of Restrictions Exemptions Program compliance
Unfortunately access to the EVRC Residents Club cannot be permitted at this time without strict compliance with these requirements, but we will be happy to make arrangements to serve your needs virtually.
To reduce the number of people inside at any given time, it is also preferred to request an appointment at the Residents Club by email to Autumn or Derek. Please use the email subject: Appointment Request
|Autumn firstname.lastname@example.org||Derek email@example.com|
Further information on required documentation for the Restrictions Exemption Program
Proof of vaccination requirements include:
- Valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record (only required for adults 18 and over)
- Valid paper or digital vaccine record that shows name, vaccine type and date of administration:
- From September 20 to October 25: proof of partial vaccination (one dose) is considered acceptable as long as the dose was given more than 2 weeks before the time of service.
- After October 25: proof of full vaccination (two doses) is required.
Proof of Privately-Paid Test requires:
- Tests must be privately-paid, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test completed within the previous 72 hours.
- Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.
- Photos of a rapid test result taken offsite is not sufficient.
- Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.
- Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.
- Operators offering on-site rapid testing should seek expert medical oversight prior to implementing a rapid testing program.
Documentation of Medical Exemption requires:
- A valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:
- Person’s name that matches their identification.
- Physician’s or nurse practitioner’s complete information, including:
- name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature
- statement that there is a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- duration that the exemption is valid