Lacombe, Alberta (September 27, 2021) – The Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency.
New temporary measures to reduce transmission and protect our health care system came into effect on September 16. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations.
On September 20, 2021, new public health restrictions came into effect within the Province of Alberta. These guidelines required recreation facility operators to either:
• Adhere to new restrictions; or
• Implement a Restrictions Exemption Program (REP)
For the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex(GMAGS), the City of Lacombe consulted with the Lacombe & District Recreation, Parks and Culture Board, impacted user groups, and Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
After gathering this important feedback, the City of Lacombe has chosen to not move forward with a facility-wide REP for the GMAGS.
This decision not to implement a REP means that mandatory restrictions will remain for sport, fitness, and activities at the GMAGS.
Measures in place for youth (under 18) sport, fitness, and performance activities include:
• Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants need to:
o Screen for symptoms
o Maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
o Wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity; attendees are limited to a single
household or two close contacts if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.
The following restrictions apply unless the program implements the REP:
Measures for adult (over 18) sport, fitness, and performance activities include:
• Indoor group classes and activities are not permitted
• Indoor competitions are paused except when vaccine exemptions have been granted
• Indoor one-on-one training and solo activities are allowed with 3 metre physical distancing
The City of Lacombe thanks all users for adhering to these public health measures.
For additional information, contact:
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator