COVID-19 Information

The Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency, and starting Sept. 20 will adopt a Restriction Exemption Program

Additional provincial public health measures will also come into effect starting Sept. 16 to help reduce transmission. The public is encouraged to get vaccinated, visit the Government of Alberta’s website for more information and to stay up to date. 


City's Response to COVID-19

The City of Leduc is reviewing its response to COVID-19. As we continue to provide high quality services to the community, the health and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. 

Effective Sept. 20, 2021, the City of Leduc will be introducing COVID-19 screening protocols to City-run facilities where discretionary services are offered, in accordance with the provincial Restriction Exemption Program

This means visitors 12 years of age and older to the following facilities will be required to provide proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test (privately-paid, completed within the last 72 hours): 

  • Alexandra Arena 
  • Leduc Recreation Centre 
  • Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts 
  • Operations Building 

All other City-run indoor facilities – including the Leduc Civic Centre – will not require proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test to enter but will operate with reduced capacity limits as directed by the Government of Alberta. This will allow the City of Leduc to maintain ease of access to essential services for all residents and community members. 

Riders on Leduc Transit will not be required to provide proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test to board.

Please continue to be patient, respectful and compassionate to one another and our staff.


Supports for business

The business community is welcome to use the following downloadable materials at their discretion and review the city's COVID-19 Economic Recovery efforts.

Restriction Exemption Program posters

Capacity limit posters

Face mask/covering posters


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Restriction Exemption Program?  
It’s a program that the Government of Alberta will roll out on Sept. 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will llow businesses and organizations an opportunity to continue providing services without reducing capacity limits. 

Why is the City participating in the Restriction Exemption Program?
The Government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency on Sept. 15 and introduced a new Restriction Exemption Program that will allow businesses and organizations to continue to operate without limiting capacity. Businesses that choose not to participate in the program will need to follow a number of capacity and operating restrictions. In order to continue serving a greater number of residents, the City of Leduc has decided to participate in the Restriction Exemption Program. 

Which City buildings will be part of the Restriction Exemption Program and which are not?
Facilities that are participating in the Restriction Exemption Program include: Alexandra Arena, Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC), Maclab Theatre and Operations Building. Facilities that are not participating in the Restriction Exemption Program and will adhere to capacity limits include: Civic Centre, Eco Station, Protective Services (i.e., Enforcement Services, Fire House No. 1 and Fire House No. 2) and Telford Court.  

Why are some City buildings participating in the Restriction Exemption Program and some are not? 
The City will take a facility-dependent approach, taking into account the operational profile of each facility. Our recreation facilities will participate in the program to avoid capacity restrictions. Other City buildings, such as the Leduc Civic Centre, serve as the home to many essential services (i.e., community support services). Requiring proof of vaccination at these worksites may create barriers to vulnerable populations who visit them regular for daily living. As such, these facilities will operate with capacity limits to continue providing services to our residents. 

Specifically, the program is not being implemented at select facilities for these reasons: 

  • The Leduc Civic Centre provides essential services to the community and is required for daily living; therefore, it is not part of the Restriction Exemption Program. 
  • The Eco Station provides outdoor services, which is subject to different restrictions from services provided indoors. As a result, the Eco Station will not participate in the Restriction Exemption Program. 
  • The Protective Services Building, Fire House No. 1 and No. 2 provide essential services to the community and are required for daily living; therefore, these facilities will not participate in the Restriction Exemption Program. 

Why is the City asking for proof of vaccination? 
The Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and introduced a Restriction Exemption Program that will allow businesses and organizations to ask for proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test (completed within the last 72 hours) instead of reducing capacity limits. The City has decided to participate in the program in order to continue serving our community. Respectfully, City staff will ask for proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test (completed within the last 72 hours) at the entrance of Alexandra Arena, Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC), Maclab Theatre and Operations Building.  

Do I need proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test to ride Leduc Transit? 
No, you do not need proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test to ride Leduc Transit. You are however still required to wear a face mask/covering. 

Why do I need to wear a mask if I am vaccinated? 
According to guidelines from the Government of Alberta, organizations that choose to implement the Restriction Exemption Program must continue to follow indoor mandatory masking requirements. For more information, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID-19

Why do I still need a mask when the City has limited the number of people allowed in the building? 
According to guidelines from the Government of Alberta, masking is mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces. For more information, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID-19