POSTED: MARCH 2, 2022
As of Tuesday, March 1 the Government of Alberta entered Step 2 of their Public Health Measures. This update removes facility capacity limits and lifts the provincial mask mandate except:
- On municipal and intra-provincial public transit for Albertans 13 and older
- At AHS-operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings
There are no spectator restrictions in any facilities used for the 17U/18U Premier #2 Tournament. While the provincial masking mandate has been removed; we encourage masking for the month of March in crowded indoor spaces. Volleyball Alberta asks everyone to be respectful of individuals’ personal choice and to be considerate if others request you to wear a mask when interacting. The City of Edmonton has decided to keep their COVID-19 masking bylaw in place until at least next week. The masking bylaw “cannot be repealed arbitrarily”, therefore council has scheduled a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. on March 8 to debate the mandate.
The City of Edmonton’s temporary mandatory masking bylaw will require all participants, staff, spectators, coaches, referees, volunteers, and players (not participating in physical activity) to remain masked for the 17U/18U Premier #2 Men’s Tournament in Edmonton (Saville Community Sports Centre & MacEwan University).
We are excited to be hosting another Premier Tournament and want to thank you in advance for your cooperation in following facility rules, this is critical to maintain good relationships, so we have continued access in the future to run our events. Be aware of parking constraints at facilities, carpool or use public transportation to limit challenges. Please be patient with all staff and referees as we get back into the swing of things to provide a safe and positive volleyball experience.
The provincial daily checklist should be referred to by all participants, staff, athletes, coaches, referees, spectators, and volunteers prior to arriving to a facility. Everyone should be aware of the Isolation Requirements and know what to do if you test positive, have symptoms, or are exposed to COVID-19. Having all our participants use and follow the guidance set out in the daily checklist remains a key strategy to help mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Try to give yourself and each other two metres of distance where possible, use good hand hygiene and cover your coughs and sneezes.
Live Streaming – HD2 Productions is providing complimentary live streaming on all courts at Rally Pointe, Genesis Centre and Seven Chiefs Sportsplex for you to watch again this weekend! Matches are available for purchase, to take advantage of this great opportunity visit the HD2 Productions Online Store ($10/match).