UPDATE - December 21, 2021

As we enter the 2021 holiday season, we would like to extend our warmest wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season to all of our Campus & Community Recreation clients

21 December 2021

It’s been our pleasure to support your sport, recreation and wellness needs throughout this challenging time. Thank you for your continued support and patience!

As we move into 2022, we would like to remind you of the University of Alberta policies associated with facility access.

 

Youth/Adults 12+ years

The University of Alberta requires all youth and adults (12 and older) to produce a proof of vaccination (14 days past the 2nd dose) for facility and program access on both North and South campuses.

Exemptions

The university recognizes some visitors may require exemptions based on protected grounds set out in the Alberta Human Rights Act. Applications for visitor exemptions must be made as soon as possible, but in most cases must be made at least 14 days prior to access the event, service, or facility on campus.

Apply for a visitor exemption

QR Codes/CampusReady Pass

At this time, QR codes and CampusReady passes will be the only acceptable proof of vaccination to access University of Alberta facilities and programs.

QR codes can be downloaded, printed, or saved as a screenshot. Download here.

University of Alberta visitors may apply for a CampusReady pass.

We advise all clients to carry a copy of your MyHealthRecords COVID-19 vaccination record as a backup to your QR code. It is also advisable to carry your formal original letter of exemption.

Zero Tolerance Policy

We thank the thousands of visitors who have utilized our facilities and services and treated our frontline staff with respect and courtesy! We do recognize this is a stressful time for all clients; however, we will not accept abusive or aggressive behavior and language towards our staff. We seek to provide a safe environment for all in our community, and we will take steps (up to and including permanent removal) to curb behavior and language that presents a threatening environment.

Thank you again for your support!
Season’s Greetings!

Cheryl Harwardt
Director, Campus & Community Recreation


Campus & Community Recreation - Regulations

Youth (Under 12)

Participants in youth indoor group classes, training and competition are required to:

  • Screen for symptoms
  • Maintain 2 metres distancing except while engaged in physical activity;
  • Wear a mask, except while engaged in high-intensity activities; coaches are requested to modify activities to allow participants to wear masks as much as possible
  • Youth under 12 will not need to provide identification, proof of immunization, or a negative test to access a facility or program at this time.
  • Youth under 12 will be required to be fully vaccinated (14 days past 2nd dose) effective May 1, 2021.

Adults and Youth (12 and older)

Participants (12 and older) in indoor group classes, training and competition are required to:

  • Screen for symptoms
  • Maintain 2 metres distancing except while engaged in physical activity;
  • Wear a mask, except while engaged in high-intensity activities; coaches are requested to modify activities to allow participants to wear masks as much as possible.
  • Show proof of full vaccination (14 days past 2nd dose)
  • OR Show proof of exemption (medical or protected grounds) and proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours.
  • OR show University of Alberta CampusReady pass
  • AND Show valid photo identification or the University of Alberta OneCard that matches the vaccine record.

NOTE: Not all youth (under 18) will have proof of ID, and access will be granted without a photo ID.

Exemptions

Visitors with an approved exemption for protected grounds must provide an official U of A exemption letter with their valid photo identification and confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours of attending U of A campuses.

NOTE: These requirements are reviewed regularly and may change with limited notice.

Check-In Process

Each facility or program will have a designated check-in point:

  • Please be prepared to show your digital Vaccine Record QR Code or CampusReady pass. We advise all clients to carry a copy of your MyHealthRecords COVID-19 vaccination record as a backup to your QR code. It is also advisable to carry your formal original letter of exemption.
  • Please be prepared to show your valid photo identification or a University of Alberta OneCard that matches the vaccine record. Not all youth (under 18) will have proof of ID, and access will be granted without a photo ID.

Please note: Negative COVID-19 tests will no longer be a valid source of entry except when accompanied by a medical exemption or a University of Alberta exemption for protected grounds.
Documentation of a rapid test completed offsite must include:

  • A clear indication of the laboratory or the health care professional that completed the test (e.g. DynaLIFE).
  • The type of test.
  • Time of sample collection.
  • A clear indication of a negative result.
  • The result of a written record must also include the name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature of the physician or nurse practitioner.

A picture or any other written documentation of a rapid test result taken off-site is not sufficient evidence for entry.

Documentation of a valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:

  • The name of the person in the written documentation that matches the identification provided
  • The physician or nurse practitioner’s information is complete by including the Name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number, and signature of the physician or nurse practitioner;
  • A statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
  • The duration that the exemption is valid

All clients will be required to check in at the program or facility checkpoint associated with your facility of choice. For example, if you are visiting the curling facility you must check in at the customer service desk. If you are visiting the Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre (HFLC) you must check in at the entrance to the HFLC.

Aquatics Centre and drop-in participants: please check in at the Facility Services desk at Van Vliet Complex to receive your daily wristband.

Rental Groups

Rental groups using University of Alberta sport and recreation facilities are responsible for ensuring all participants meet the Campus & Community Recreation Restrictions Exemption Program expectations. Campus & Community Recreation reserves the right to conduct random checks of participants associated with your group when using these facilities.