COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Important updates in effect for Monday, September 20, 2021

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA – RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM & TELUS SPARK MANDATORY VACCINE POLICY UPDATE

As now legislated, on Monday, September 20, individual businesses are required to implement restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The Restrictions Exemption Program allows businesses to continue to operate as usual by implementing the Mandatory Vaccination Policy. TELUS Spark Science Centre will be implementing this policy with the timelines and details below.

Effective Monday, September 20, Spark will require all Members and Guests aged 12 and over to provide one of the following when they visit the science centre:

PROOF OF VACCINATION

Full vaccination or, proof of single-dose (up until October 25) will be accepted as long as the dose was given more than two weeks prior to visiting the science centre.

PROOF OF PRIVATELY-PAID NEGATIVE RAPID TEST

Proof of a negative rapid test will be accepted. The test must have been completed within 72 hours prior to visiting the science centre. Tests must be from a private test provider and not from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

SHOW YOUR PROOF

You will need to enter through the main front doors to show your proof of vaccination. Staff will be ready to greet you before you enter the science centre in the main lobby. Please have your documents ready prior to entering.

PROOF REQUIRED FOR EVERY VISIT

Members and Guests will be required to show one of the above documentations each and every time they visit. This is in compliance with guidelines as outlined by the Government of Alberta.

PROOF OF VACCINATION DETAILS

Proof of vaccination may include a physician’s note, a pharmacy receipt, or a provincial health record verifying that the Member or Guest has received all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of vaccination must include the name of the individual, date(s) of the doses (to account for a single dose vaccine). ID must also be provided to match the vaccination documentation.

For the purposes of this Policy, an individual is “fully vaccinated” 14 days after their second dose of an approved 2-dose vaccine such as the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca/COVID-Shield vaccines, or a single dose of an approved single-dose vaccine such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. An individual who has received an approved combination of COVID-19 vaccines is also considered fully vaccinated under this Policy.

Falsifying vaccine information will result in denied entry to the science centre for Guests and for Members, suspension and/or termination of membership.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION

Members or Guests who do not provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will not be granted access to the science centre.

OTHER EXEMPTIONS

Members and Guests who were born after 2009 are exempt from this Policy.

Members may host children (“Child Guests”) not yet eligible for vaccination as guests. Child Guests shall have access to Spark only if accompanied by a parent/guardian who has provided proof of being fully vaccinated as per the Mandatory Vaccine Policy above.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

Subject to any lawful exemptions, all Members and Guests attending in-person to Spark will be required to continue to comply with all other applicable health and safety measures to reduce the hazard of COVID-19, including but not limited to, wearing a mask and maintaining physical distancing.

Thank you for your attention and compliance with all of the above protocols and policies. We appreciate your support to maintain the health and safety of science centre visitors.

Respectful and kind treatment of all employees is expected.

For any further questions, please use the email below.

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