Friday, September 30, 2022

UPDATE: City closes outdoor rec amenities; golf courses cannot open to public

The City of Lethbridge is closing more community amenities in an effort to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Effective immediately, all fenced recreation areas are closed including tennis courts, pickleball courts, and basketball courts.

The disc golf course, BMX Park, Mountain Bike Park and Skate Parks are also closed.

The City says wherever possible these sites will be locked and signs will be installed informing the public of the closure.

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On Wednesday, city officials said golf courses could open if they are adhering to the stringent regulations outlined by Alberta Health Services to maintain physical distancing and limit the possibility of any COVID-19 transmission.

However, on Thursday, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, clarified golf courses are considered non-essential businesses and while employees are allowed to keep up grounds etc., provided they are practicing physical distancing, they should not be open to the public.

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