Alberta COVID-19 Updates 

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NATIONAL TREASURER & ALBERTA CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Rodney Taylor

Sunshine Pool & Mechanical Contractors

Edmonton, AB

PHTCC Notes 

  • It is not clear from the list provided whether or not Pool and Spa businesses fall into the category of "Essential" in Alberta. 

According to the Alberta Restrictions Notice: CLICK HERE TO READ 

  • Retail locations may stay open if they choose to offer online shopping and curb-side pick-up. Retailers that can remain operational with appropriate public health measures in place are identified on the list of the essential workplace as “retailers.”

  • As of March 25, law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce the public health orders outlined below and can issue fines.

  • All public/commercial pools and spas have been ordered to close until further notice. 

    • Albertans are prohibited from attending all public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities, including: gyms, swimming pools and arenas

  • No gatherings with more than 15 people are allowed

  • Workplaces that are not otherwise restricted or ordered to close can have more than 15 workers on a worksite as long as they follow all public health guidelines, including physical distancing measures. Employers should:

    • self-assess and find alternate ways to organize large group meetings

    • cancel workplace gatherings of 15 or more people in a single space (e.g. training events)

    • employ mitigation strategies to limit the risk

    • continue business continuity planning to prepare critical operations for any potential interruption

  • The PHTCC is urging all in the Pool & Spa Industry to follow these public health guidelines and take a leadership role in significantly curtailing or shutting down non-essential operations for the next two (2) weeks. Beyond this period remains to be seen, however, it has been noted by some that we have had late starts to previous seasons due to weather, so something of such critical importance warrants a similar delay.

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open should have as their top priority the health and safety of all employees and customers. Any work undertaken should be primarily focused on proper pool & hot tub “maintenance” as it pertains to the prevention of additional infectious diseases through un-sanitized and non-operable pools.

  • Recognizing that each company must make its own operating decisions, the PHTCC recommends that companies should NOT be starting new build projects during the minimum 14-day period commencing on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 pm.”

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open must take extraordinary measures to protect employees, customers, and the general public.

Lobbying Efforts 

Below you will find an editable lobby letter and an email contact list for the MLA in your area. We are lobbying to ensure our industry is categorized as essential and welcome you to join us. 

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Lobby Letter 

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Contact List 

CONTACT US 
 

Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada

5775 Atlantic Dr. Unit 17
Mississauga, ON L4W 4P3

office@poolcouncil.ca

Phone: 905.670.3714
Toll Free: 1.800.879.7066
Fax: 905.670.3069

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