Return to curling at the Grande Cache Curling Club

Nov. 07, 2021

Return to curling at the Grande Cache Curling Club.  We have all heard the options, here is our path forward.




First and foremost, before you come to the curling club you should screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the Grande Cache  Curling Club.


On September 15, 2021, the province of Alberta declared a public health emergency and introduced new regulations that require the Grande Cache Curling Club (the “Club” or “GCCC”) to either implement the Restrictions Exemption Program (the “REP”); or follow certain capacity and operating restrictions.

Following a review of the new regulations, the GCCC has determined that the only way we can operate our curling programs is to adopt the REP. Accordingly, as of September 20, 2021, all those entering the GCCC for programs (which includes GCCC league curlers, rental league curlers, curlers from corporate and other groups, Learn-to-Curl participants, spectators, support workers and volunteers) must have received both doses 2 weeks prior to attending the club.


Individuals who do not meet these criteria may still attend at the GCCC if they provide:


• Documentation of a medical exemption; or

• Proof of a privately paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of attending at the GCCC, tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Labs are not allowed).


For supplementary information regarding school groups and facility users younger than 18 years of age, see below.


Please come to the open house on December 5 (noon to 6)  to register and complete paperwork so we are ready to go for league play.


Proof of Vaccination

The Government of Alberta (GOA) has announced that the QR code generated atCovid Records Homepage will be the only valid proof of vaccination on and after November 15, 2021. 


 Proof of vaccination is only required to be submitted once.


Medical Exemption


Facility users can apply for a medical exemption by providing a letter from their family physician or specialist, who must be a current member of the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, detailing the exemption.


Documentation related to a medical exemption is only required to be submitted once.


Privately Paid COVID PCR or Rapid Test


Any facility user wishing to access the GCCC, but unable to provide proof of vaccination or a medical exemption, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result completed within 72 hours of attending the Club. Such tests are at the individual’s expense and will not be provided by the Club.  As per the terms of the REP, we cannot accept tests from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories. All tests must include the individual’s full name and the date administered.


The result of a negative test must be submitted prior to each attendance at the GCCC.


The submission of false information will be considered a serious violation under the GCCC Rules.


By entering the facility, individuals agree to comply with these provisions. In addition to any other verification measures the GCCC may adopt, the Club may conduct spot checks to ensure that the proper documentation has been received. If an individual is found to be in the GCCC without proper documentation, the Club may, at its election, immediately ask the individual to leave; ban the individual from further attending at the Club; and/or retain all or a portion of any fees the individual has paid to the Club, notwithstanding any provisions contained in the GCCC’s refund policy.


School Groups


The following provisions apply to school physical education classes coming to the GCCC. Participants (i.e., students) are required to:

Screen for symptoms. If anyone in the group is symptomatic, they should not come to the GCCC.


* Maintain 2-metre distancing, except while engaged in curling.


* Wear a mask, except while engaged in curling.


* Adults accompanying students (teachers, supervisors, volunteers and others) may only enter the facility if they provide: proof of vaccination; evidence of a medical exemption; or a negative COVID-19 test (see above: “Access to the Facility”).


We appreciate your continued patience and understanding through these difficult times. Rest assured that the Board of the GCCC are working hard to make the Club the safest possible place so we can all enjoy a great season of curling.

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