Restriction Exemption Program - Repsol PlacePosted on
After some clarification from the province, and much deliberation, the Town of Edson has decided to implement the Provincial Restriction Exemption Program (REP) at Repsol Place. The health of our user groups, spectators, and staff remains a top priority for our organization, as well as the commitment to providing strong and comprehensive programming for the community.
By implementing the REP, it allows us to operate Repsol Place as normal, including both youth and adult group sports. While we understand this is a controversial program for some, it is mandated by the province if we want to continue offering our programs at full capacity.
Under this program, starting Friday, September 24th, the Town of Edson will be requiring all patrons/attendees aged 12 and over to provide valid:
- 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
At no time will these medical documents be kept or stored by staff. The documentation must be shown on each visit to the facility. Please ONLY use the main entrance to Repsol Place at this time.
Youth under the age of 18 who are accessing the facility for the sole purpose of taking part in a youth sport or recreational activity would NOT need to provide proof of vaccination status, medical exemption, or negative test. However, those participants are required to:
- screen for symptoms
- maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
- wear a mask, except while engaged in physical activity
Individuals 12 years and older that are attending to spectate or use any other amenity in the facility MUST show one of the acceptable options for proof of vaccination, medical exemption, or paid negative COVID-19 test.
The Town of Edson will be working closely with our user groups to streamline this process as much as possible. Users are asked to show up a bit early and please have patience as staff work through the new system.
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.
We’re asking all residents and visitors to be patient and understanding while we implement this system. We understand there will be some frustration, however, there is zero tolerance for abuse of staff at any time.
Obtaining online vaccine records
Albertans 12 and older can get a card-sized vaccine record through the new express system at www.alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
- No account required. Enter your personal healthcare number, birthdate, and month and year of vaccination.
- Download your card and print out or save on your phone.
- Note - If you were vaccinated recently, it may take up to 2 weeks for your records to be available online.
Participating Registry Agents can also print out your vaccine card from www.alberta.ca/CovidRecords at no cost starting September 21.
‘MyHealth Records’ is still available for Albertans 14 and over who wish to use a verified account to view their health records, including lab tests and medications.
Records from vaccination appointment
You will receive a paper record at your vaccination appointment.
If you lost it or require another paper copy, request a copy through your vaccination provider:
- Pharmacy or physician's office – contact the location you received your vaccination.
- AHS Clinic – call 811 to request a copy be mailed to you.