Face Mask FAQ & Updates to Re-Activating Aquatics in Alberta
Face Mask FAQ
Following the publication of the Mask Flowchart Information Bulletin, the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories has worked closely with our medical advisor to create the Face Mask FAQ reference document. This additional resource is meant to assist Aquatic Personnel and Recreational Facilities in making decisions for mask usage for personnel and the public. This is a living document and will be updated as additional questions come forward, and/or as guidance changes.
Guidance for the Reactivation of Aquatics in Alberta - UPDATE
The Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories has updated the Re-Activating Aquatics in Alberta guidance document, which is a reference for facility owners and owner's agents as they prepare for relaunch and/or continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will be updated as public health guidance changes.
-Recommendation to maintain 3 metres distance for high intensity activities
-Minor changes to the First Aid and Resuscitation Recommendations (Appendix B)
-More detailed PPE Recommendations, including donning and doffing order
-Visual examples of how to set-up lane swims (Appendix G)
-Updated recommendations for Hot Tubs and Steam Saunas
The most recent releases from the Government of Alberta can be found here:
Guidance for Swimming Pools and Whirlpools: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-swimming-pools-and-whirlpools.pdf
- Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-sports-physical-activity-and-recreation.pdf
- Guidance for Masks (Non-Medical): https://open.alberta.ca/publications/covid-19-information-guidance-for-wearing-non-medical-masks
As this is an evolving response to a global pandemic it is important to realize that advice and recommendations may change. We will provide updates and clarification on this guidance as information becomes available. We encourage everyone to remain up to date by following current recommendations regarding the COVID-19 response from the Government of Alberta and local municipalities.
Lifesaving Society Affiliate Delivery Partners must be aware of and abide by the most current guidance contained in the following links:
- Relaunch Information
- Workplace Guidance
- Workplace Guidance For Business Owners