With government plans to ease restrictions, we are proceeding with in-person programs and camps for our Summer session. We also offer some online programs, services and support options. These virtual program options are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.
We fall under Edmonton bylaw so masks will not be required for in-person programs. However, we will still be providing masks for in-person programs and welcome participants to join in at their own comfort level. Our programs will remain at lower capacity numbers as an extra precaution.
The health and safety of our families and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of the actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible for in-person programs.
- Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises.
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices by washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, before each program starts and encouraging individuals to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and posting signs about these healthy habits around the facility.
- Avoiding close greetings like hugs or handshakes and encourage physically distant greetings such as “air fives” and waves.
- Supporting public health contact tracing efforts in the event that an attendee tests positive, programs staff will keep daily records of anyone entering the program who stays for 15 minutes or longer (e.g. staff working each day, children, etc.). If a potential exposure occurs, the information may be requested by Alberta Health Services.
- A Rapid Response Plan that will come into effect. Individuals will be required to leave the program immediately, if safe to do so. Otherwise, the emergency contact will be notified. Staff will wear a mask during all interactions of care.
- No non-essential visitors at the program. We are recommending that parents or guardians not attend the program unless required for early childhood programs.
- If anyone in your household has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, your household members will not be able to attend and must follow AHS guidelines for self-isolation and testing.
- If you or anyone in your household has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID 19, your household members will not be able to attend and must follow AHS guidelines for self-isolation and testing.
- ONLY ONE parent or guardian may accompany the participant. All participants (parents and children) must be registered for in-person programs to attend.
Staff have the right of refusal if they feel that an individual shows any of the following symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.