Collicutt Centre and other city facilities did not open on Feb. 8. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Collicutt Centre and other city facilities did not open on Feb. 8. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer coaches, referees, volunteers must show proof of vaccination or negative test beginning Thursday

Adult coaches, instructors, trainers, referees, sport volunteers subject to exemption program.

Adult coaches, referees and other sports volunteers using Red Deer facilities must provide proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative COVID-19 test beginning Thursday.

Last Friday, the Government of Alberta provided additional direction regarding the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). Coaches, instructors, trainers, referees and other sport volunteers, who are 18 and older, are now subject to the program.

Anyone performing these duties in City of Red Deer owned and operated facilities are required to provide proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test result or proof of medical exemption.

The city said previous communications from the Government of Alberta indicated that these individuals would be exempt from the REP “however, we continue to receive new information from the province as they make changes and clarifications to the program.”

More information about the Restriction Exemption Program, including acceptable proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative test result, is available at www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.

All vaccine-eligible visitors ages 18 and over, as well as those ages 12-17 who are not actively participating in programming, will need to show a valid identification card along with their proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test result to enter city-owned and operated facilities.

Go to www.reddeer.ca/RecUpdate for more information.



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