COVID-19: Where you must show proof of vaccination in Alberta

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the world, a number of places are introducing policies that require attendees to show proof of vaccination or, in some cases, proof of a negative test.

Here are the places across Alberta, broken down by Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, where you will be required to show your vaccination record.

(Click here for Calgary locations, here for Edmonton locations and here for Lethbridge locations.)

This is not to be considered a comprehensive list. It will include city facilities and major events, but individual businesses such as restaurants, bars and personal services will not be included. Check the website or social media of those businesses before you go. If more facilities release COVID-19 vaccination policies, they will be added to this list.

Albertans can access their up-to-date immunization records through the MyHealthRecords app.

Many facilities are choosing to implement the province’s restrictions exemption program. Full details on the program can be found on the government’s website.

Calgary Sports and Entertainment

  • On Aug. 23, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation announced all fans and staff will need to provide proof of double vaccination. That means fans of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen will need to be vaccinated before attending games at the Scotiabank Saddledome and Calgary Stampeders fans will need to be vaccinated before coming in to McMahon Stadium.
  • The organization promised more information in coming weeks. Full details are available on the Flames website.

Post-secondary campuses

  • Nine post-secondary schools across Alberta have announced they will be introducing proof of vaccine policies.
  • Anyone going to campus, including visitors, will need to prove they’re fully vaccinated at the following Calgary campuses:
    • University of Calgary
    • Mount Royal University
    • SAIT
    • St. Mary’s University
  • Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative, except for those who can’t be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds.

Sunshine Village

  • On Sept. 22, Banff Sunshine Village announced it would be implementing the province’s restrictions exemption program.
  • Guests will be asked to submit either proof of vaccination, a negative PCR COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours or a valid medical exemption.

Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings

  • On Aug. 24, the Oilers Entertainment Group announced anyone attending an Edmonton Oilers or Edmonton Oil Kings game would need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the game.
  • The OEG said the policy would be in effect “for the foreseeable future” and Rogers Place would accept electronic or paper records for proof of vaccination. Full details are available on the Oilers website.

Citadel Theatre

  • On Sept. 7, the Citadel Theatre announced it would be implementing a proof of vaccination policy. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will need to be shown by every person 12 and older entering the building.
  • Electronic or paper records will be accepted and the theatre said no information would be scanned, stored or shared. Full details are available on the Citadel website.

Winspear Centre

  • On Sept. 8, the Winspear Centre announced it will be implementing a proof of vaccination policy. Everyone 12 and over will have to prove they are double vaccinated or show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
  • Valid electronic or paper copies will be accepted, as well as other provincial, territorial or federal equivalents. The Winspear says no personal information will be scanned, saved or shared. Full details are available on the Winspear website.

FC Edmonton

  • On Sept. 13, FC Edmonton announced spectators would have to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test result to be able to enter Clarke Stadium. The new policy will come into effect on Sept. 29.
  • All FC Edmonton front office staff, game-day staff, stadium staff and event staff will be expected to follow the same measures.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

  • On Sept. 14, Jubilations Dinner Theatre announced all guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from the previous 48 hours.
  • Staff will also be expected to be fully vaccinated. The new policy goes into effect Sept. 20.

Post-secondary campuses

  • On Sept. 13, nine post-secondary schools across Alberta announced they would be introducing proof of vaccine policies.
  • Anyone going to campus, including visitors, will need to prove they’re fully vaccinated at the following Edmonton campuses:
    • University of Alberta
    • MacEwan University
    • NAIT
    • NorQuest College
  • Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative, except for those who can’t be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds.

City of Edmonton facilities

  • On Sept. 17, the City of Edmonton announced all city facilities will be following the province’s restriction exemption program, meaning anyone using a city facility will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result.
  • Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 25, one dose received at least two weeks prior will be accepted. After Oct. 25, visitors must be fully vaccinated.
  • Negative tests must be privately-paid PCR or rapid tests completed within 72 hours.

City of Leduc

  • On Sept. 17, the City of Leduc announced it would be opting in to the province’s restriction exemption program at some of its facilities as of Sept. 20.
  • Visitors 12 and older who are attending Alexandra Arena, Leduc Recreation Centre, Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts and the Operations Building will need to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR or rapid test.
  • All other city-run facilities, including the Leduc Civic Centre, will not require proof of vaccination, but instead will operate at reduced capacity and other provincial restrictions.

Edmonton Convention and Edmonton Expo centres

  • On Sept. 20, Explore Edmonton announced its two venues — the Edmonton Convention Centre and the Edmonton Expo Centre — would opt in to the province’s restrictions exemption program.
  • Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 25, one dose of vaccine received at least two weeks prior will be accepted. After Oct. 25, visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • If using a negative test instead of proof of vaccination, it must be a privately-paid PCR or rapid test completed within the previous 72 hours.

Edmonton Public School Division facilities

  • Effective mid-October, all employees, tenants, volunteers, contractors and other on-site partners will be required to be fully vaccinated whenever accessing Edmonton Public School Division buildings.
  • Information on the requirement will be provided directly to partners, the division said.
  • The vaccination requirement does not apply to students.

Edmonton Catholic School Division facilities

  • Effective Oct. 18, all employees volunteers and contractors  will be required to be fully vaccinated whenever accessing Edmonton Catholic School Division buildings.
  • Employees who are not vaccinated will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test twice a week.
  • The division will not require parents or students to be vaccinated.

University of Lethbridge

  • On Sept. 13, nine post-secondary schools across Alberta announced they would be introducing proof of vaccine policies, the University of Lethbridge included.
  • Anyone going to campus, including visitors, will need to prove they’re fully vaccinated.
  • Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative, except for those who can’t be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds.

 

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