The City has adopted the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program which will require everyone age 12 and over attending a City facility to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before entering a facility.
Please Note: All individuals 18 years and older must show a valid photo identification, with their name and date of birth, when presenting vaccination documentation to confirm their identity. Children and youth between 12 and 18 years of age will not be asked for photo identification or proof of age, but will still be required to show proof of vaccination, negative test or exemption.
Physical activity is important for the overall health and well-being of youth. However, City facilities are used by youth and adults simultaneously, requiring a consistent entry process. To enhance safety among all users at all facilities, consistent requirements are in place for all age groups.
The decision to continue requiring children aged 12 to 17 to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a valid medical exemption, or a negative COVID test result completed 72 hours prior to visiting a facility for any activity is an additional layer of protection in the approach to helping keep Edmontonians safe from COVID-19.
During the initial stages of this program, Edmontonians should plan to arrive at facilities a little earlier than normal. We ask for patience as City employees review patrons’ individual vaccination status or recent negative test results.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required to access the Muttart Conservatory, the Edmonton Valley Zoo, the City Arts Centre, Animal Care and Control Centre, Northgate Lions, Central Lions and Mill Woods seniors centres, the Prince of Wales Armouries and City Archives, The Orange Hub, and indoor areas at Commonwealth Stadium. City Hall, pavilions and publicly accessible buildings in City parks, the 100 Street Funicular, public washrooms, and indoor transit facilities will not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, but are subject to the measures outlined for locations not involved in the Restriction Exemption Program.
The City’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw remains in effect, and face coverings are required while indoors at all above the locations listed above; including City Hall and indoor transit facilities and transit vehicles. At City of Edmonton recreation centres, Edmontonians are not required to wear face coverings when actively engaged in water activities or physical activities.
Where possible, consider giving yourself and each other 2 metres of distance.
Please use hand sanitizers provided.
Please stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and follow all Government of Alberta requirements for isolation if you are experiencing symptoms.
City of Edmonton facilities continue to reopen and some services may be operating at reduced or adjusted levels.
The option remains for visitors to reserve a time to visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo or Muttart Conservatory. Time slots for these facilities can be reserved at Move Learn Play.