Alberta allows indoor whirlpools, hot tubs, dry saunas and steam saunas to re-open

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The province is giving the green light for indoor whirlpools, indoor hot tubs, dry saunas and steam saunas to open.

These facilities had been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic; in July, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said only outdoor hot tubs and whirlpools were permitted to open.

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The sites will have to follow the same guidance as swimming pools, such as having capacity limits, posting COVID-19 signage in visible areas and setting up hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol throughout the site.

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The guidance document posted by the province also states that, where possible, one-way traffic measures should be established and shared equipment should be limited.

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However, masks should not be worn in the water or when sitting in whirlpools or steam saunas.

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“In these environments, moisture will decrease the mask’s effectiveness and present unnecessary safety risks,” the guidance document reads.

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