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Government of Alberta updates youth screening requirements under the Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program

October 7, 2021 2:23 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

On Wednesday, October 6, the Government of Alberta, in coordination with Alberta Health Services, provided additional direction regarding youth participation (12-17 years) in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).

Effective Tuesday, October 12, in adherence to the provincial REP, The City will begin screening all youth aged 12-17 when participating in combined adult/youth activities.

This means, if a 12-17 year old is participating in an activity where individuals 18 years and over may also be participating, proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test will be required from all participants, including the youth.

This change will impact our sport rental groups and most drop-in programs such as drop-in skating, swimming and fieldhouse use as well as many fitness programs. Over the course of the next couple of days and weeks, The City will be adding youth-only drop-in opportunities at our facilities. These opportunities will be listed online when available at

The REP allows for 12-17 year olds participating in youth-only programming to continue without proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative Covid-19 test.

More information about the Restriction Exemption Program, including acceptable proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative test result, is available here: Further detail is also available here: Requirements for the Restriction Exemption Program.

Please visit for more information about the Restrictions Exemption Program at our facilities.

For more information, please contact:          

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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