IMAGINE PERFORMING ARTS: COVID-19 AUDIENCE INFORMATION


Last update: November 15, 2021: Your Alberta vaccine record with QR Code, will be the only valid Alberta proof of vaccination accepted. Vaccine records from First Nations, military, other provinces, and ArriveCan documentation for international travellers will continue to be accepted.   If you have not downloaded your new vaccine record with QR code you may do so on the Alberta Health website under Alberta Covid Records.

 

WELCOME BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES!

 

We recognize the importance of keeping our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and community healthy and safe to ensure our live-performance spaces remain open and thriving.

 

In accordance with provincial and civic policies, our company has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program to prioritize the health and safety of our community.

 

We appreciate the support and cooperation of all our guests and ask that you please respect the space and comfort of those around you so everyone can enjoy the performances.

 

As circumstances evolve, protocols will be subject to additions and amendments throughout the season. Please check back to this page for updates.

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

  • All Imagine PA patrons over the age of 12 years must provide proof of being fully vaccinated to attend a performance.

  • For those over the age of 12 years who cannot be vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be presented to attend a performance.

  • Each patron 18 years and older will also be required to present government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport or provincial ID card, to verify their identity.

  • At this time, children under the age of 12 for whom there is no currently available vaccine, will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. When a vaccine is approved for this age group, this policy will be updated.

  • There are no exceptions to this policy. Should a patron arrive at the theater without the required documentation, they will be denied entry.

  • All patrons must wear an appropriate mask that will cover their nose, mouth and chin.

  • Providing the required proof for one performance does not provide a pass for a subsequent performance. Each time a patron attends a performance, the required documentation must be presented. Documentation cannot be provided, or stored, in advance of a performance and no personal records will be scanned, shared, or stored by Imagine PA.

  • By purchasing a ticket to an IPA show, audience members are consenting to confirm their vaccination status or their willingness to provide a negative COVID-19 test or exemption as outlined below and to wear a mask at all times while in the theatre facility.

 

WHAT TO BRING AS PROOF OF VACCINATION

When you come to the theatre please bring:

  • Your Alberta vaccine record with QR code (paper or digital)  – to be scanned at the theatre; or

  • Alternatively, you may also show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test taken within 72 hours of attendance.

  • Vaccine records from First Nations, military, other provinces, and ArriveCan documentation for international travellers will continue to be accepted.

  • If you have not downloaded your new vaccine record with QR code you may do so on the Alberta Health website under Alberta Covid Records.

  • A display of immunization records, or a current screenshot from apps such as https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords, or any other official provincial, territorial, or federal apps will also be accepted. (Please note that it may take up to 14 days after registering to obtain a verification code for the MyAlbertaHealth app through the mail. Everyone over the age of 12 must have their own account.)

 

Other Vaccination Info:

  • Patrons are considered FULLY vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series. A single dose of a two-dose vaccine series is not considered fully vaccinated for this policy and would therefore require fulfillment of the negative COVID-19 test protocols as outlined below.

  • For a single-dose vaccine, patrons are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after having received their single dose.

  • Vaccines currently approved by Health Canada and therefore valid for this policy include:

    • Two-dose vaccines:

      • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT 162b2)

      • Moderna (mRNA-1273)

      • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)

    • Single-dose vaccine:  Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S).

  • Proof of vaccination can include a paper or electronic copy of the documentation of vaccination distributed at the time of vaccination that clearly identifies the name of the recipient and matches the government-issued photo identification.

  • Immunization records on apps such as myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords or any other official provincial, territorial, or federal apps will also be accepted as proof of vaccination and must be accompanied by government-issued photo identification.

 

WHAT TO BRING AS PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST

Attendees who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exemption or a sincerely held religious belief, do not have to be fully vaccinated, but DO need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event they are attending.

 

The following documentation is acceptable:

  • Photographs, PDFs, or hard copies of negative test documentation with the attendee’s name and date of the test (no more than 72 hours in advance of the performance date) clearly visible.

  • A third party must conduct the COVID-19 test; self-administered tests will not be accepted.

  • The COVID-19 test must be either a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), which includes PCR tests, or an antigen test, including rapid antigen tests.

 

MANDATORY MASKS

Masks are mandatory throughout the entire building while attending an Imagine PA production. This includes while in the lobby and for the entire duration of the performance. Masks may be taken off only while actively eating and drinking, at your seat. Patrons cannot roam the venue without a mask, consuming food or beverages.

 

Please note as per performance regulations, actors will be performing without masks when onstage during the performance.

 

The City of Calgary bylaw defines a face covering as one that inclusively covers the mouth, nose and chin, ensuring a barrier that limits the transmission of infectious respiratory droplets, aligning with CDC recommendations.  A face shield only meets the definition of a face covering if it fully covers the mouth, nose and chin. Face shields that do not fully wrap around the face and chin do not qualify as they are not effective in limiting the spread of infectious respiratory droplets.

 

TICKETING

Until further notice, individuals who are not comfortable attending OR are not able to provide sufficient proof of vaccination or a negative test, may not attend an Imagine PA production. We apologize for this inconvenience and will update our policies as soon as provincial and civic guidelines allow.

 

Imagine PA is happy to provide you with contactless ticketing through our box office system, allowing you the option to present your ticket on your phone or to print it at home and bring it with you.

 

If you feel ill, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive, we ask that you please stay home to keep others safe. Due to the very limited seating of our fall shows, we will be unable provide exchanges or refunds at this time.

 

COMING AND GOING TO THE THEATRE

Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the continued health of everyone attending our live performances. Please plan to show your proof of ID and be prepared for a slightly different entry process to the theatre than in the past. Every effort will be made to get our patrons into the theatre, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

When the performance is finished, we ask that you please exit the theatre in a safe and patient manner, allowing for appropriate physical distancing. If you require more time to depart, we ask that you stay in your seats until everyone has left the theatre and we will be happy to assist you if required.

 

CONCESSION SERVICES

Concessions at our venues will be open to offer a very limited menu of items. Masks may only be removed while actively consuming food or drink.

 

COAT CHECK AND PERSONAL ITEMS

Imagine PA will not be offering coat checks at any of our venues this fall. Please bring only needed personal items into the theatre and be prepared to keep these with you at your seat.


COAT CHECK AND PERSONAL ITEMS
We are dedicated to making everyone’s experience safe and comfortable. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the performance spaces and all areas will be cleaned thoroughly after each performance. Please respect other’s physical space and follow any signage or direction from our volunteers.

 

Imagine PA will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety officials and will re-evaluate these policies as needed in the coming months. Audience members are encouraged to visit our website before attending for the most up-to-date protocols.  For the most up to date provincial information on COVID-19 protocols, please visit the Alberta Health Services website.

 

THANK YOU!

Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community healthy and support the safe return of live performances.