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How do the new Public Health Measures announced on December 8, impact the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club, and our membership?

Update December 14 from Biathlon Alberta & Nordiq Alberta:

Dear Membership Clubs,

Thank you all for your patience over the weekend and adhering to the guidelines released early last week. Nordiq Alberta and Biathlon Alberta are aware that the wording on the Alberta Health website is open to varying interpretations and our messaging may cause some confusion. On that note, we would like to begin by saying that any communications released by our organizations are coming directly from Alberta Health and Alberta Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation (SPAR). SPAR is our direct contact with the Provincial Government and Alberta Health and has been an invaluable resource for our organizations when it comes to clarifying and interpreting Public Health Guidance. We are not creating additional regulations nor are we interpreting Provincial Health Orders without consulting with our Government contacts.

Following additional conversations throughout the day, Nordiq Alberta and Biathlon Alberta are pleased to confirm the following is permitted:

·      Outdoor physical activity, including team sports, must be limited to 10 individuals or fewer

o   Group/team/club training may continue

·      Participants not part of the same household must maintain 2 meters of distance between one another at all times

·      While outdoor recreation is permitted, all facilities with indoor spaces except for washrooms must be closed

·      We strongly suggest that no ridesharing or socialization before or after practice occur at this time 

We would like to thank you for understanding how rapidly Public Health Guidance may change and how additional information not readily available to the public informs our communication updates. We understand that the last set of communications may have caused confusion and would like to invite any interested members to join us on December 17th at 6:30pm for a Zoom meeting with SPAR, Nordiq Alberta, and Biathlon Alberta. Please click the link above to register.

Let’s continue our work to keep our communities safe and healthy while enjoying the fresh air and snow.

Happy trails,

Nordiq Alberta and Biathlon Alberta