City of Leduc prepares for stage two of relaunch

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Government of Alberta announced stage two of their relaunch strategy yesterday with the notable lifting of restrictions on more businesses, sport and recreation services and gathering capacities starting June 12. With the announcement, the City of Leduc is assessing and determining feasible timelines and conditions for the reopening of city-owned facilities such as the Leduc Recreation Centre, Alexandra Outdoor Pool, Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts and Leduc Spray Park. Additional details and opening dates for these facilities will be announced as soon as plans are finalized to ensure public safety in each space. The city will continue to work with business owners to help meet provincial requirements for reopening.
 
“There is light at the end of the tunnel with stage two of Alberta’s relaunch strategy moving forward, says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “There are still a lot of complexities to the reopening of these facilities and we appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our residents as we work to bring these amenities back to you.”
 
As permitted by the provincial government, the following can open with restrictions:
• K-12 schools, for requested diploma exams and summer school, following guidance
• libraries
• more surgeries
• wellness services such as massage, acupuncture and reflexology
• personal services (esthetics, cosmetics skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, facial treatments, artificial tanning)
• movie theatres and theatres
• community halls
• team sports
• indoor recreation, fitness and sports, including gyms and arenas
• pools for lane swimming, registered programs and user group bookings
• VLTs in restaurants and bars
• bingo halls and casinos (but not table games)
• instrumental concerts
• provincial campgrounds at full capacity
 
Event and gatherings sizes have increased to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Changes were also made to cohort group numbers, along with the removal of caps to people in worship gatherings, restaurants, casinos and bingo halls, as long as public health measures remain in place.
 
Residents are still encouraged to follow the public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
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The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, please check Leduc.ca/COVID-19 regularly for ongoing updates. The City of Leduc has taken immediate action to keep our community safe under the direction of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Celia Hui, Marketing and Communications Specialist
780-980-7198 ext. 6004
chui@leduc.ca