NOTICE: Covid-19 Update September 19, 2021
On Wednesday September 15, 2021 the Province introduced a State of Public Health Emergency and new restrictions to address the increasing health care crisis facing Albertans.
Therefore, the Town of Olds will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program in the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Sportsplex effective Monday, September 20th.
Choosing the Restriction Exemption Program was determined with a lot of consideration from all angles. For more information on the Restriction Exemption Program, visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
We know this is a divisive topic. We understand not everyone will agree. We thank you in advance for your patience and your kindness to our staff who have not chosen to implement these restrictions, but who are asked to help implement them.
Adults (over 18), who are participating in sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities at the Olds Aquatic Centre and/or the Olds Sportsplex must provide one of the following:
- proof of at least one dose of a vaccination
- a negative test result from a COVID-19 test completed within the past 72 hours
- proof of medical exemption
Note: Spectators at either facility, do not require proof of vaccination, as the Town of Olds will adhere to Alberta Health Services’ business capacity and operating restrictions of 1/3 of fire code capacity, must be of a single household or 2 close contacts if living alone, must be masked, and maintain 2 metres of physical distancing.
Fall schedule effective September 1
Aquatic Centre COVID-19 restrictions
It is important to realize that our facility is operating differently and we appreciate your patience as we implement new processes with restricted program offerings during the COVID-19 disruption.
All schedules, bookings, and operations for the Sportsplex and Aquatic Centre are subject to change pending Alberta Health Services specific guidelines or Alberta Health regulation changes regarding the Public Health Orders.
The COVID-19 public health crisis is cause for frequent changes to operations of recreational facilities, we apologize in advance if the information on our webpage does not reflect the changes accurately. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please do not attend our facilities if you or anyone in your household:
- Is feeling unwell and experiencing any of the symptoms outlined on the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist
- Has returned from travel outside of Canada in the previous 14 days.
- Have attended a program or had close contact (face-to-face contact within two-meters) with someone who is ill with cough and/or fever.
- Has been in close contact in the past 14 days with anyone who is being tested for or confirmed to have a case of COVID-19.
Olds Aquatic Centre is a bright and spacious facility that is home to an 8-metre-tall waterslide, a five-lane 25-metre lap pool, a 16-person hot tub, and a tot pool with a beach-style entry allowing for easy access for children or for people using walkers or wheel chairs. It also has a multi-purpose room that seats 40 people comfortably. The facility is wheelchair accessible.