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Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - COVID-19 Update for Whitecourt March 11, 2021

As announced by the Government of Alberta on March 8, 2021, further restrictions were eased as part of the Province’s COVID-19 Path Forward.  Changes to restrictions involved retail, hotels, community halls, performance and recreation, and youth sports:

  • Retail can open to 25% of fire code capacity (not including staff).
  • Banquet halls, community halls, conference centres and hotels can reopen for meetings, events, and ceremonies to a maximum of 10 people; maximum of 20 people for funeral services.
  • Adult performance activities for individual or group rehearsals and performances are permitted for up to 10 people, and varsity and post-secondary sports are now permitted to train; no in-person audience.
  • Children and youth performance activities and sports are permitted to a maximum of 10 people (including trainers, coaches and participants); no games permitted or in-person audiences.

For further details on the Province’s Path Forward and information on Stage 2 re-opening visit the Government of Alberta’s website.

Allan & Jean Millar Centre

The Allan & Jean Millar Centre is now open by appointment only.  The following components of the facility are open for one-hour bookings:

  • Pembina Fitness Centre and Rotary Running Track,
  • JR’s Pressure Service Fieldhouse,
  • Childmind,
  • Alberta Newsprint Company Squash/Racquetball Court.

Guests are reminded that the Pembina Fitness Centre and Rotary Running Track are open for low-intensity training and workouts, and that masks are mandatory at all times. Physical distancing of 3-metres must also be maintained at all times.    As access to the facility remains limited, all memberships remain on hold at this time; however, current members will be provided the option to either pay the hourly admission rate, or purchase a one-month membership with an additional 15% discount.  For further information and to book an appointment, please contact 780-778-3637.

Forest Interpretive Centre

At this time, the Forest Interpretive Centre remains closed to the general public.

Town administration will continue to monitor and evaluate current and upcoming guidelines to determine if other activities and services can be reinstated.   Please continue to watch Whitecourt’s website and Facebook page for current information. 

COVID-19 information and updates are publicly available on the Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services websites: