Alberta Health Services Logo. (File Photo)

UPDATE: No fines for Red Deer salon that was ordered to close by AHS

Salon had booked appointments after new COVID-19 restrictions were put in place

A local salon that defied a provincial public health order was required to close by Alberta Health Services.

Tracy Walker, who runs Tracy’s Place, a hair salon business at 5326 42A avenue, was given verbal notice to close on Dec. 21.

AHS filed a report on Dec. 23, noting that the salon was open and was taking appointments for services.

This week, AHS said that no fines were issued to the business and Environmental Public Health has done repeated checks to ensure compliance with the closure notice.

Salons were ordered to close Dec. 12 at midnight, as part of the provincial government’s expanded COVID-19 restrictions.

The new measures also included closing in-person dining at restaurants and bars, as well as lounges, casinos and bingo halls.

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Indoor recreation facilities, fitness centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios and indoor rinks also closed last month. Outdoor skating rinks and ski hills are allowed to stay open.

Malls and other retail spaces were allowed to stay open with reduced capacity limits.

The measures are expected to be in place until Jan. 21, after an announcement Thursday from the provincial government.



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