County planning to re-open wellness centres for 1:1 training

February 11, 2021

County planning to re-open wellness centres for 1:1 training

As part of its continued efforts to safely meet the health and wellness needs of its community, Strathcona County will be accepting bookings for 1:1 training for the Millennium Place wellness centre, beginning February 16, 2021.

All external, County-approved trainers planning to access wellness areas will require a booking for their 1:1 training sessions. Strathcona County will work directly with approved trainers to coordinate and confirm booking requirements.

Wellness centre access is in addition to previously-announced plans to accommodate restricted access for minor sport organizations to use select pools, arenas and indoor turf fields beginning February 16, 2021.

Based on demand, Strathcona County will work with interested associations and approved trainers to accommodate activities that adhere to provincial guidelines.

This approach considers provincial guidelines, staff and guest safety, user needs, regional alignment, as well as overall operational feasibility and efficiency. Strathcona County will continue to assess its approach, in collaboration with community user groups, businesses and the community, as part of its overall COVID-19 response.

Overall public access to healthy lifestyle choices remains a priority while ensuring public health and safety. County programs and services continue to be modified and adapted to support the community’s mental and physical well-being. Free outdoor recreation and virtual programming are available for all ages and abilities. Visit strathcona.ca/FREErecreation for more information.

As a reminder, all indoor social gatherings continue to be prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings up to 10 people are permitted, while following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Face coverings are required in all indoor public places.

Please continue to be kind to each other. Remember to stay two metres apart, wear a face covering and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. The ongoing pandemic and its impacts can be difficult to cope with. Mental health, financial, parenting and other supports are available by calling Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or visiting strathcona.ca/fcs.

For more information, visit alberta.ca/covid19 and strathcona.ca/covid19.      

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595