NEW: COVID-19 Pandemic Protocol for Facility Users

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General Information

  • Anyone entering the Beaumont & District Agricultural Society (BADAS) Fairground MUST HAVE permission to do so.
    • For gardeners, this means having registered and paid the fees to rent a plot(s) for the season.
    • For equine users, this means having booked a time slot to use either the Cross-Country Course and/or sand-ring arenas.
  • Comply with Alberta Health Services public health orders for isolation if you are symptomatic, travelled, or have tested positive for COVID-19. These public health orders apply to all public areas, including community gardens and other facilities at the BADAS Fairground.
  • To sum up, STAY HOME if you or anyone in your household is sick, especially with respiratory issues, or is on isolation protocol.
  • For more information please reference COVID-19 Public Health Order Violations.

Fairground Access

  • BADAS Fairground staff will unlock the gates in the morning and lock them again at night.
    Hours of Operation will be: 6:30 AM to 9:00 PMDo NOT touch gates, chains, or locks!
  • Until further notice, only GPCG Team members, BADAS management staff, and Board members will have the 2020 combination code for the gate, water pump, fuel can, and garden equipment locks.
  • Wash hands when entering and leaving the Fairground. A hand-washing station has been set up along the road opposite the GPCG entrances.

While at the Fairground

  • Follow AHS guidelines for physical distancing: Minimum 2-metre distance between individuals at all times.  Exceptions to the 2-metre rule will be allowed for people from the same household.  The maximum number of people that can congregate at an outdoor venue was changed from 15 to 50 on May 15.  Be advised that numbers could be rolled back by Alberta Health Services.
  • Gardeners – Based on past usage, it is unlikely that numbers will exceed 15 let alone 50 at any one time in the garden area. By observing physical distancing, numbers of people won’t be an issue.
  • Equine Users – The most restrictive areas for equine users will be trailer parking areas where physical distancing might be an issue. BADAS will control numbers through bookings and will revert to its long-standing practice of allowing up to 25 riders at any one time.
  • Be aware of any common surfaces, e.g. equipment handles, tools, water hoses, etc. that are touched. Sanitize these surfaces after you are done with the tool or whatever was touched.

Follow-Up

This is a ‘learn-as-we-go’ experience for BADAS.  Changes to the protocol will be made if:

  • AHS and/or the cities of Beaumont and Edmonton change public health orders (they are evolving).
  • Scheduling is needed to control numbers of people using the GPCG.
  • Physical distancing, hand-washing, and sanitizing protocols are not being followed.