Update - Oct 7, 2021

As you are aware, the University of Alberta implemented a Restrictions Exemption Program on September 20, 2021. The Restrictions Exemption Program provides operators with direction to meet or exceed the requirements of the program at all times.

07 October 2021

As you are aware, the University of Alberta implemented a Restrictions Exemption Program on September 20, 2021. The Restrictions Exemption Program provides operators with direction to meet or exceed the requirements of the program at all times.

Campus & Community Recreation at the University of Alberta is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and clients. As such we have implemented the following (see below).

PLEASE NOTE: Although we acknowledge that some sport and recreation facilities have elected to require proof of vaccination only from adults 18 and older, the University of Alberta requires all youth and adults (12 and older) to produce a proof of full vaccination OR proof of single vaccination and negative test result for facility and program access on both North and South campuses.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this challenging time. Our goal is to provide safe and healthy physical activity opportunities for all of our clients. Above all, we ask for kindness and patience in working with our staff members. We expect this process will cause delays, however, we will do our best to conduct our checks to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and community members.

Cheryl Harwardt,
Director, Campus & Community Recreation

Campus & Community Recreation - Restriction Exemption Program (REP)

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 required to modify activities to allow participants to wear masks as much as possible

We are continuing to monitor and evaluate the capacity of our facilities and programs but at this time, NO Spectators will be allowed in any facilities until further notice.

Youth under 12 will not need to provide identification, proof of immunization, or a negative test to access a facility or program.

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 required to modify activities to allow participants to wear masks as much as possible

October 5 - October 24, 2021

  • Show proof of full vaccination - two doses at least 14 days prior
  • OR Show proof of a single dose vaccination and proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours
  • 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 proof of negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours (if required)
  • AND Show valid personal identification or the University of Alberta OneCard. Not all youth (under 18) will have proof of ID, and access will be granted without photo ID.

NOTE: Individuals who have not received a single vaccination (plus 14 days) will not be permitted on the University campus.

Starting October 25, 2021

  • Show proof of full vaccination - two doses at least 14 days prior is required
  • OR Show proof of exemption (medical or protected grounds)l and proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours.
  • OR Show University of Alberta CampusReady pass and proof of negative COVID-19 test completed within the previous 72 hours (if required)
  • AND Show valid personal identification or the University of Alberta OneCard. Not all youth (under 18) will have proof of ID, and access will be granted without a photo ID.

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 MyHealthRecords, CampusReady pass, a print vaccination card, or a formal original letter of exemption.
  • Please be prepared to show your valid personal identification or the University of Alberta OneCard. Not all youth (under 18) will have proof of ID, and access will be granted without a photo ID.
NOTE: 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
  • 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 and 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.