Restriction exemption program lifted across Alberta as of midnight Tuesday Feb.8, 2022. (Metro Creative Connection)

Restriction exemption program lifted across Alberta as of midnight Tuesday Feb.8, 2022. (Metro Creative Connection)

City of Wetaskiwin assessing local impacts of provincial COVID restriction changes

Restriction exemption program lifted at the Manluk Centre in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

The City of Wetaskiwin says it is, “assessing the local impact of the province’s plan to phase out public health measures,” following the announcement of COVID-19 restriction changes across the province

In a press conference Tuesday evening, Premier Jason Kenney announced that effective of Wednesday Feb.9, 2022, multiple COVID restrictions in place across the province would be lifted.

Included in this is the vaccine passport, also known as the restriction exemption program in Alberta. Capacity limits at venues, except for those that host 500 people or more, were also lifted as of midnight Tuesday.

“Our approach to COVID must change as the disease changes,” Kenney said in the February 8 news conference.

“The restriction exemption program has served its useful purpose. It’s done its job.”

The premier also stated that there is a plan to remove all indoor masking regulations in Alberta by March 1, and to remove capacity limits on large venues, mandatory work from home requirements and social gathering limits.

The City of Wetaskiwin says it is currently assessing it’s next moves in regards to the announcement and change in restrictions. As of Wednesday morning Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam announced on Facebook that the restrictions exemption program at The Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness was removed starting Feb. 9, 2022.

The city says it, “will issue more details on these impacts as soon as they are finalized.”



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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