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New COVID measures at Bentley facilities

Effective Nov. 30, 2021, the Town of Bentley’s response to the new measures includes the following new measures.

• Senior Drop-in on Tuesday’s is operating, and they are requiring proof of vaccination to be eligible to participate in their activities.

• All youth programs running in the basement at the Town Hall can continue to run if they are following all vaccination screening requirements, masking requirements and social distancing requirements.

• Any adult or senior program running at the Town Hall can continue if proof of vaccinations or negative test results are provided by participants to the program organizer. Bentley Arena & Curling Club.

• Implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Youth (under 18) sport, fitness, recreation, and performance activities including indoor group classes, training and competitions are currently permitted but participants must:

• screen for symptoms (utilizing the Town app).

• maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaging in physical activity.

• wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity.

Any participant/spectator/coach etc. (18 years or older) must complete the Bentley Arena Proof of Vaccination Form and provide to their team representative; either a vaccine medical exemption letter provided by an authorized health professional that prevents the person from being vaccinated; or proof of a negative COVID Test from a sample taken within the last 72 hours; or provide proof of vaccination as per the below requirements.

Must complete the Bentley Arena Proof of vaccination form and attest to receiving two doses of a World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine in a two dose vaccine series and has had fourteen (14) or more days elapse since the date on which the person received the first dose of vaccine.

Or the participant must complete the Bentley Arena Proof of vaccination form and attest to

receiving at least one dose in a one dose World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine series and has had fourteen (14) days or more elapse since the date on which the person received the one dose of vaccine

Or the participant must provide a test result (written or printed) that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.

The result must clearly outline the laboratory that completed the test, the type of test, time of sample collection, and clear indication of a negative result. It must also include, a picture of a rapid test result taken off site is not sufficient for this purpose and individuals must not bring completed rapid tests or self-tests to operators, as they can pose a communicable disease risk.

Youth (under 18) and Adult (over 18) sport, fitness, recreation, and performance activities performed outside can continue with no restrictions.

The Town Office internal door remains closed to the public, the exterior door will remain open, and residents can still receive service through the door as there is a slot to exchange paperwork and the debit machine.