YMCA Public Health Restrictions Exemption Program

Please note, this page has been archived and new information can be found at northernalberta.ymca.ca/RestrictionsExemptionProgram.

 

Updated: September 29, 2021
Published: September 16, 2021

 

To our YMCA community,
 

Yesterday evening, the Government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency and new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
 

As a result, YMCA of Northern Alberta will be participating in the Government of Alberta's Restrictions Exemption Program.
 

This means that effective Monday, September 20, 2021, everyone 12 years of age and over will be required to show government-issued ID along with government-issued proof of vaccination, or, a negative privately-purchased COVID-19 test upon entry or access to all YMCA of Northern Alberta health and wellness and community centres
 

By requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative privately-purchased COVID-19 test, YMCA programs and services can continue to be offered uninterrupted.
 


Details on the Restrictions Exemption Program

 

When: Effective Monday, September 20, 2021 
 

Where: To enter or access any YMCA of Northern Alberta health and wellness centre and all YMCA community programs and services
 

What (updated)

  • Show government-issued proof of vaccination along with government-issued ID. This can be a vaccine report, MyAlberta health record or vaccine card. All proof must have the name clearly visible and can be presented in paper or digital format. 
     
  • All those over 12 years of age will have until October 25, 2021, to show that one dose of vaccine has been received. Proof of both doses is mandatory after October 25, 2021. Effective September
     
    • Up to October 25: At least one dose is required and fourteen or more days elapse since the date on which the person received the first dose of vaccine
       
    • October 25 and later: Two doses of a two-dose series are required, with fourteen or more days elapse since the date on which the person received the first dose of vaccine. Please note, the Janssen vaccine is the only Health Canada approved vaccine that requires only a single dose for a complete series. If an individual has received one dose of a Janssen vaccine at least fourteen or more days prior, this is considered sufficient.

Note: Proof of vaccination must be shown upon each visit. Vaccination proof will only be viewed and will not be collected or saved at this time.  

  • If proof of vaccination is not possible, a negative privately-purchased COVID-19 test obtained within the last 72 hours must be presented along with government-issued ID. All proof must have the name and date of the test clearly visible.
     

Note: Medical exceptions will not be accepted. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative test must be provided. 

We thank you for your support and collective efforts to work to keep our communities and YMCA spaces safe and healthy.
 

YMCA of Northern Alberta