LRC - COVID-19 Update

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Updated: March 24, 2020 – 3:09 p.m.

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our province, and the resulting closure of City of Leduc recreational facilities, we have made the decision to cancel the LRC’s spring program session which was scheduled to run from April 6th until the end of June. This cancellation applies to all spring programming being offered through the City of Leduc, including swimming lessons, leadership courses, Spring Break camps, as well as fitness, recreation and educational programs for all age groups.

For a detailed list of all updates, please click here.

All those currently registered for a spring session program will receive a full credit to your account that can be used for future registrations (no cancellation fees will be applied). If you would prefer to receive a full refund, please contact Guest Services at 780-980-7120 or email at LRC@leduc.ca.

Additionally, all facility bookings – both at indoor and outdoor recreational facilities in the City of Leduc – have been cancelled until May 1st. Refunds will be issued for all cancelled facility bookings.


 

Updated: March 14, 2020 – 9:30 p.m.

The City of Leduc is actively monitoring the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following the guidance and direction being outlined by the authorities at Alberta Health Services in order to protect the health of all residents and visitors to our community. We urge all residents that if you are not feeling well, please stay at home.

At this time, we have made the decision to close all City of Leduc recreation facilities, beginning Saturday, March 14th at 9 p.m. until further notice.

We are at work on determining a process for issuing refunds to those who require them, and will provide an update as soon as details are available. Ongoing memberships will be put on hold. Facility partners and stakeholders will be contacted. Events and Bookings staff will be contacting anyone with a booking within a city facility. If there are any questions regarding bookings, please email events_bookings@leduc.ca.


 

Updated: March 14, 2020; 1:53 p.m.

As we continue to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Leduc Recreation Centre is following the direction provided by Alberta Health Services and is taking the following preventive measures:

  • The Leduc Recreation Centre will remain open, but are reducing the maximum capacity for each amenity to 50 people.
  • All instructor-led programs (including aquatics, recreation and fitness programs) are cancelled from March 15 – 28, 2020. Any registered program participants who are impacted by this cancellation will receive prorated credits to their account. 
  • Drop-in leisure opportunities (e.g. shinny, Pickleball, etc.) are running as usual, but with reduced capacity to allow for recommended social distancing.
  • Hot tubs and steam rooms are closed until further notice.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place, with both frequency and intensity of cleaning in all LRC amenities being increased.

We ask all residents to help us in protecting our community by staying home if you are not feeling well (ie. Cough, fever, shortness of breath).

This is a very fluid situation that is changing rapidly. We continue to recommend that the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the province. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms, AHS has activated a self-assessment tool to help determine whether testing is needed.

Please also remember to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 (*811 on mobile devices) if you have questions or concerns about your health.

More updates will be announced on this page as additional information and direction becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all work together to navigate this public health event.


Updated: March 13, 2020; 7:33 p.m.

As we continue to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Leduc Recreation Centre has followed the direction provided by Alberta Health Services and is taking the following preventive measures:

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place to reduce the possibility of virus transmission, which includes high traffic areas and surfaces being cleaned with increased frequency throughout the building. We ask all patrons to assist us with this effort by being extra diligent in using the disposable wipes provided to clean all surfaces of sports and fitness equipment after you have used it.
  • Drop-in and scheduled programming will remain open for the time being, but we have put steps in place to ensure that no area’s capacity will exceed the limit of 250 people and program participants are meeting minimum social distancing recommendations, as directed by AHS.
  • The indoor playground will be closed until further notice.
  • LRC facility booking requests are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure they are meeting AHS’ recommendations on social distancing, amenity capacity and attendees. 

We continue to recommend that the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Please also remember to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

• use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
• cover coughs and sneezes
• avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
• contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 (*811 on mobile devices) if you have questions or concerns about your health.

More updates will be announced on this page as additional information and direction becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all work together to navigate this public health event.


Updated: March 13, 2020; 11:15 a.m.

Attention valued patrons: Due to health warning surrounding COVID-19, we’re working on the following:

  • At present, it’s status quo with the exception of reduced capacity for activities such as public swimming and skating to meet the direction of Alberta Health Services regarding public gatherings.
  • All of our major event facility bookings have been cancelled at the direction of event organizers, i.e. provincial playoffs.
  • This afternoon a decision will be made regarding immediate and short-term changes to operations and programming at all City of Leduc indoor recreation facilities, which includes the LRC and the Alexandra Arena.

Stay tuned as we’ll have another update later today.

To learn more about COVID-19, please visit AHS’s website and the Government of Alberta website.


Updated: March 12, 2020

The City of Leduc is actively monitoring the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following the guidance and direction being outlined by the authorities at Alberta Health Services in order to protect the health of all residents and visitors to our community.

We recommend the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

At this time, there are 23 cases of the novel coronavirus in Alberta and the risk of exposure to this illness in Alberta is still deemed low. We want to assure residents that, while there is no need for panic, we are taking this public health event very seriously and will be heeding all measures recommended by the authorities to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community to the best of our ability.

The City of Leduc Emergency Management Agency has been activated in order to prepare contingency plans and make necessary preparations to provide ongoing services in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak within our community.

We encourage everyone to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.