A number of adjustments are being put in place following the Provincial enactment of a State of Public Health Emergency and new public health restrictions.
Starting Monday, September 20th, the Town of Edson will be implementing the Province’s Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) at Repsol Place. This will allow us to continue to offer the same level of service for our residents, while protecting the health and safety of our users, spectators, and our staff.
Edson Chief Administrative Officer Christine Beveridge says, while we understand the measures may not be received well by some users, it’s what is required of us by the Province to continue to offer our programming. “Town of Edson Council and Administration are committed to keeping our facilities open for residents as long as it’s safe to do so. Complying with this Provincial mandate is the only way to ensure our users can participate in full programming as we battle this fourth wave of COVID-19”.
How the Restrictions Exemption Program Works
Starting Monday, September 20th all users impacted by these restrictions should be prepared to provide one of the following to access Repsol Place.
- proof of vaccination
- partial vaccination (one dose) accepted September 20 to October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
- full vaccination (two doses) required after October 25
- proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
- documentation of a medical exemption
The Town of Edson will be working closely with our user groups to streamline this process as much as possible. As we work through the new system, users are asked to show up a bit early to ensure you are able to start on time. More details on how this will work for specific programs and specific users will be posted on the Repsol Place Facebook Page and at www.edson.ca/repsol-place following further clarification from the Province over the weekend.
NOTE: The Federal Election will be exempt from this program as it is deemed an essential service. Masking and distancing will still be required.
The remainder of the Town of Edson facilities will not be running the Restrictions Exemption Program but will be open to the public with a reduced capacity with masking and distancing required. The Civic Centre, Fire Hall, Public Works Building, and Pound will all remain open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Virtual payments and scheduled/virtual meetings are recommended. More information on virtual payments can be found at https://www.edson.ca/departments/corporate-services/billing-faq.
Currently, the Edson Zone is reporting 180 active cases. Our active case rate is 1121.5/100k.
For a full list of Provincial restrictions and the effective dates, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
More information on Edson’s COVID-19 response can be found at www.edson.ca/covid.