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As of the end of day February 24th, 2021 the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County area has 2 active cases of COVID-19. 266 people have recovered. For up-to-date information, including an interactive map click here.
Province-wide mandatory restrictions include:
- All indoor gatherings are prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings can have up to 10 people. This will be enforced with $1,000 fines.
- 20 people maximum for funeral services, with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing between households.
- Masks are now mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces, province wide. For information on masks, visit https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx
Effective February 8th, 2021 some restrictions will be lifted, including:
Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for in-person service.
- Maximum of 6 people per table; individuals must be from same household or the 2 close contacts for people living alone
- Contact information must be collected from one person of the dining party
- Liquor service ends at 10 pm
- In-person dining must close by 11 pm
- No entertainment allowed (e.g., no VLTs, pool tables, live music, etc.)
Children’s Sports & Performance Activities:
- Children’s sport and performance activities are permitted if related to school activities, such as physical education classes.
- K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions are allowed to use off-site facilities to support curriculum-related educational activities.
- Group or team sports not permitted
- No sports games, competitions, team practice, league play or group exercise of any kind is allowed.
- One-on-one training is permitted
- Only one-on-one training is permitted for indoor fitness activities (e.g. fitness in dance studios, training figure skating on ice, one-on-one lessons).
- Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.
- One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between sessions in the same facility.
- Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
- Trainers should remain masked during the session; clients are not required to wear a mask while exercising
- More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. so long as:
- Each trainer and client stays 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
- Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
- No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed.
- No ‘cycling through’ multiple trainers as in circuit training.
Further restrictions will be lifted as hospitalization rates decrease, as outlined in the table below.
Watch the full update here: https://youtu.be/lWQRs9FCrMw?list=PLvrD8tiHIX1L5LKwB0kl-4aJjkK4OuE-l
The Town of Drayton Valley is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and are following the advice and safety measures from Alberta Health Services and will be following the mandates from the Government of Alberta as well as the Government of Canada in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The health and wellness of our residents and visitors remains of the utmost importance, and the Town is taking every precaution to promote prevention. Additionally, we are closely monitoring all information from Alberta Health Services and the Provincial authorities and will be heeding all actions to mitigate the impact of the virus in our community.
We want to assure the public that the Town has plans in place to ensure that essential services continue without interruption.
Full details on the province’s new restrictions can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx#jumplinks-0
If you have any questions, contact the Town at 780-514-2200.