The city will be allowing a limited number of spectators in some of their facilities.
More people will be allowed into the Servus Sports Centre, the Centennial Civic Centre and the Bioclean Aquatic Centre while also following Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines.
Spectators will be allowed in the Servus Sports Centre starting September 17th and the north and south entrances will be accessible. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed in the Rusway Construction Ltd. Arena, Robert B Holmes Arena, Mike’s Oilfield Services Fieldhouse and the Remax Fieldhouse.
The Centennial Civic Centre will also be reopening on September 17th with 30 people in the north seating area and 30 in the south seating area. Those sitting in the north area will have to enter through the northwest doors and exit through the north lobby doors, while those in the south area will enter through the southwest doors and exit through the south lobby doors.
As for the Bioclean Aquatic Centre, spectators can return starting September 21st. They will only be allowed in if they have a family member swimming and will be on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are asked to limit the number of spectators per participant to allow fair access for everyone.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers says city administration has thoroughly reviewed strategies to mitigate risks in reopening city facilities.
“With the phased reopening of these popular community facilities, we ask for the co-operation of our user groups. By working together, we ensure our facilities remain open to friends and family wishing to watch their loved ones, while also keeping each other protected.”
Visitors are also asked to follow some additional guidelines including:
- Arriving no earlier than 10 minutes and leaving immediately following the competition
- Spectators may not enter the spectator area until it has been properly sanitized
- Maintain two metres separation, except those within the same household
- Pick up garbage before leaving to assist staff with disinfecting
- Celebratory gestures, such as high-fives and handshakes, are not permitted
- Parents must always accompany young children
- Anyone who is feeling unwell is asked not to enter the facility
- Cheering and whistling should be minimized
The City of Lloydminster has not mandated the use of facemasks. Anyone who wishes to wear one is encouraged to do so.