Some outdoor facilities in Rimbey have reopened for public use.
As of May 29 the residents have been able access to the public playground equipment, the Kinsmen skate park, the Town-owned tennis courts behind the Rimbey Aquatic Centre and the outdoor fitness equipment on the trail by Nesting Place RV Park.
Lori Hillis, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Rimbey, says signage has been posted at each location outlining provincial health orders and directives which need to be followed by individuals using the facilities.
The signs state users must maintain a 2 metre physical distance, there may be no gathering in more than 50 people and no entry if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
Carrying and using hand sanitizer is also instructed as well as refraining from touching one’s face.
“People can use them at their own risk because we are not sanitizing them,” said Hillis of the recently open facilities.
So far, she added, the Town has received no complaints involving the facilities.
The Peter Lougheed Community Centre, the Rimbey Aquatic Centre, the splash park, town office and the library remain closed.
“From what we’ve heard from the province the libraries should be able to open in Phase Two, but as far as I know there is no date for that yet,” explained Hillis.
The other facilities fall under Phase 3 of the Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy reopening process.
“The Town of Rimbey thanks citizens for their continued diligence in following provincial health directives and physical distancing requirements to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” reads a statement on the Town’s website.