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October 8, 2020 / COVID 19 PHASE 2 Amendment 2


Effective October 9, 2020, the Yellowhead Ag Society will be opening up both the Indoor and Outdoor arenas for Bookings, Events, and Open/Drop-in Riding. 


To be in compliance with the Alberta COVID Indoor Recreation and Rodeo event guidelines, the following must be adhered to:


Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; with a history of international travel in the last 14 days, or has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days MUST REMAIN AT HOME AND NOT ATTEND THIS FACILITY.


  • ·         2 metres of distance is to be maintained between members of different households and between animals while in the facility, as well as in the parking lots.

  • ·         Maximum of 50 individuals permitted in the Indoor facility; 100 individuals in the Outdoor facility (this includes participants, volunteers and spectators).

  • ·         Maximum of 10 horse/riders permitted in the Indoor facility at one time.

  • ·         Infants and children are to remain with their parents at all times.  The children?s play area will remain closed at this time.

  • ·         Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, and should not be shared between households.

  • ·         Hand Sanitizer and wipes will be available at the facility.  Please be respectful and notify YAS if we are running out.

  • ·         With the wipes provided, wipe down any surface that you touch (Muck forks, Muck cart, lights, pens, etc.) before you leave the facility.  Please use the open, lined garbage bins to dispose of wipes.

  • ·         All other YAS usage rules remain the same.

 Manditory ½ hour between bookings will be in effect.  Those using Drop-in Riding are asked not to enter the building until ½ hour after a Booking has ended; (and 1 hour after an event); and to vacate the building ½ hour before a Booking is to commence.  This is to avoid close contact with unrelated parties. 


·   Annual Membership Users MUST fill out the use log provided, with your name, the date and time EVERY time they drop in to Open Riding.

               Event/Group Booking Organizers:

·         Must record the names and phone numbers of the attendees at your event ? this includes participants, volunteers and spectators.

  • ·         Limit the number of people in shared-use participant areas to those only necessary.  Space out spectators so they are not in close proximity.

  • ·         Handheld microphones are not to be shared.

  • ·         If any attendee shows signs of COVID-19 symptoms, they are not to be allowed to enter.

  • ·         A sign in-sign out system is encouraged.

  • ·         Hosts are responsible to ensure social distancing is in place and standards are being followed. 

  • ·         An event form must be submitted and approved by the board for any events, this will include anticipated numbers attendees and your social distancing plan meeting CMOH provincial guidelines.

  • ·         Hosts must have the names and numbers of participants before their event when possible, any unexpected attendees must be recorded. Suggest pre-registration for events. The list of all attendees must be submitted to YAS immediately following their event.

  • ·         Washrooms can be used for events.  It is the responsibility of the host to provide disinfectant, and clean before, between use, and after the event as well as making sure they are stocked.

  • ·         All surfaces touched during the event require disinfection cleaning following event.


Please review the phase 2 updates in regards to COVID 19 Regulations.  We will continue to monitor Security cameras to ensure guidelines are being followed.  If guidelines are not followed, the facilities will be shut down until further notice. 


We encourage all our renters and volunteers to stay informed and remain up to date on COVID-19 Developments via the Alberta COVID Website (CMOH provincial guidelines).  Please refer to the COVID posters at the facilities.


Approved groomers can groom before your booking and right after your booking and must wear the gloves and use the wipes provided.


The rules above may change at any time; we will keep our members updated to changes as Alberta re-opens in the various stages and we will make changes accordingly.


If you have any questions, please contact Scott MacRae at 780-723-0910.  Thank you for your patience as we try to work through the COVID-19 requirements.


 Yellowhead Ag Society