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AARFP Addresses Covid-19

Please refer to Alberta Gov't page for current information.

COVID-19 Municipality Update
Posted April 13, 2021

Forums such as a weekly call with municipalities provides clarity around the intent of orders and supplementary guidance. March 31 and April 7, 2021 Municipality Update

RFP Courses Are Running!
Posted March 4, 2021

The Provincial Government's "Path Forward" and how this transcends to the RFP course(s) does allow RFP to provide training in recreation facilities. Under the current Health Order (04-2021) in place we are able to offer certification/recertification courses.

For your reference, click here for the current Public Health Order. Please refer to page 9, Section 43 and point (n) which states we are able to access facilities (which would otherwise be closed) in order to certify/recertify staff. This sections states:

Part 7- Businesses and entities:
43. Section 42 of this Order does not prevent a place of business or entity listed or described in sections 1 and 3 of Appendix A from being used:
    (n) as a location for educational, professional or employment examination or certification activities, including but not limited to a location where recertification training or exams may occur;

As we are seeing a significant demand for staff training/certification courses, RFP is pleased we are able to continue offering courses under the current Health Orders. Should this change at anytime, we will inform our course hosts, students and general membership.

If you have any questions/concerns about RFP's COVID-19 procedures, please do not hesitate to contact office@aarfp.com. Our classes will be set up with 2 metre distancing in place and all health regulations will be followed.

Hockey's Path Forward
Posted February 16, 2021 - Hockey Alberta has developed a plan to help their Member organizations and Teams structure activity and keep players engaged in the game while adhering to all government guidelines. The plan focuses on providing a hockey experience for players using development programming. This plan reflects the most recent information published by the Government of Alberta in its 'A Path Forward', and focuses on the safety and well-being of all participants. Details here

Arena Reopening Considerations & Examples

RFP has heard your request for help! We have provided a list of considerations and examples to assist with your arena reopening documents. These are considerations and suggestions ONLY and specific requirements can be found at Alberta Biz Connect. Please monitor frequently for updates on AHS requirements!

If you would like to share your documents, please email them to office@aarfp.com.

Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation

Government of Alberta - Guidelines Released

COVID-19 Municipality Update, Summary Q&A - As of February 24, 2021
COVID-19 Municipality Update, Summary Q&A - As of February 17, 2021
COVID-19 Municipality Update, Summary Q&A from the Feb. 2 call with Dr. Hinshaw - As of February 2, 2021
Alberta Biz-Connect - Check daily for new and updates guidelines
AHS - Requirements for Opening Swimming Pools During a Pandemic
Hosting Slo-Pitch or Softball Tournaments
Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation

Share your "Opening Resources"
CPRA (Canadian Parks and Recreation Association) has started a Google Drive. If you are willing to share your "opening resources" with everyone across the country and beyond to help with creating guidelines and protocols, please click here. There is not much yet for indoor facilities but the folders are created and people are able to add their content when they are ready to share.

Other Valuable Links
AUMA's "Relaunch" webinar
AMHSA COVID-19 Updates
AMHSA Tactics for maintaining mental fitness
Canadian Red Cross Alberta Update - June 2020
Rapid Response Platform
ATB Nexus
How to sanitize Playground Equipment

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