November 26, 2020

Club House Update: Changes to policies

With the latest announcement from the Government of Alberta, we have updated some of our policies and procedures to adhere to these requirements. The Club House remains open with additional
restrictions to align with mandatory public health measures. All programming, events, and rentals have been cancelled. Outdoor amenities such as the tobogganing hill, playground, and fire pits remain open.


The health and safety of our residents and staff is our main priority, and we will continue to follow all guidance from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. We will continue to adjust these policies as new information and guidance becomes available. Remaining diligent with physical distancing requirements, staying home while ill, and practicing good hygiene is critical, along with following and respecting the regulations ORA has put in place at this time.  These regulations are included below and are posted
outdoors around the Club House.

Access & Capacity

  • There will be limits on entrance capacity and we will stop admitting residents when we reach this capacity. All entry will be first come-first serve. Our staff also reserve the right to stop checking people in at any time distancing restrictions start to become a challenge. To inquire about the current entry status, you can call the Club House at 587-525-9640.
  • Members will continue to be permitted to bring 2 guests per household, only while using outdoor amenities.
  • The age of entry without supervision will continue to be 16 years old.
  • Everyone entering the park will be asked a series of screening questions before entrance is permitted.

Rentals & Programming

  • Rentals and programming have been cancelled, and registrants will be contacted regarding refunds. Some classes have been moved to an online format in coordination with the instructors.

Skating Rinks and Outdoor Amenities

  • Rinks are expected to open soon. When open, casual use with your household is permitted; for example, practicing skills on the hockey rink or skating on the pleasure rink. Users are required to maintain 2m of physical distance from those who are not part of their household.
  • The skate change room is operating at 25% capacity, with an occupancy limit of 10 people. The skate change room is only permitted for use while changing into and out of skating equipment, and cannot be used for gathering. Additional outdoor seating has been made available for changing into skates.
  • The toboggan hill and playground remain open, with users required to maintain 2m of physical distance.

Hygiene

  • An individual male and female washroom remain open in the basement. There will be one-way traffic flow, with entrance limited to the Plum room door and exit limited to the Cherry room door.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support during this time. Let us all continue to work together to keep the residents of The Orchards safe! If you have any questions, please reach out to gm@orchardsra.ca or 587-525-9640.