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Vaccine requirements + Health & Safety information

To our valued guests,

As a result of newly-announced provincial COVID-19 measures in Alberta, as of September 20, 2021, the Jasper Planetarium will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program, which will allow us to continue to operate as usual.

Under the Restrictions Exemption Program, we will require guests aged 12 and over to show one of the following before participating in any of our tours:

  • proof of vaccination
    – partial vaccination (one dose) accepted September 20 to October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
    – full vaccination (two doses) required after October 25
  • proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
  • documentation of a medical exemption

Furthermore, we are continuing to take measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff and guests. Please see below for more details…

  •  Per the policies of our host location Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge / Accor Hotels, all of our staff will continue to wear masks and undergo daily health questionnaires and temperature-checks
  • we continue require guests to wear face masks at the planetarium we encourage all guests to bring their own face masks – however, we and our partner Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will also have free disposable masks available on-site

• objects that would normally be touched by guests (props during planetarium experiences, meteorites and other objects during hands-on experiences) have been revised to prevent direct contact but still enjoy the experience to the fullest extent possible (in some cases, this involves putting on disposable gloves before handling any hands-on displays)

• planetarium seating will be distanced and will be disinfected between time-slots

• our Telescope tours will be ‘touchless’, we will use video-based telescopes as our primary observing tool (so guests never have to put their face up to a telescope eyepiece – instead, live telescope views will appear on 4K TV screens) AND we are more recently adding back in optical telescopes in limited amounts

• in any cases where binoculars are used, they will be disinfected after each use

For more on the measures in-place on-site at our host location Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – a member of the Accor hotel group – please see the web site for Accor’s ALL Stay Well Program

We also encourage our guests to stay up-to-date through Alberta Health Services and Canada’s Public Health website.

If you have any questions or comments not answered and/or addressed by the above information, we would be happy to speak with you before your time with us, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (780) 931-3275

We look forward to safely hosting you for an enjoyable evening in Jasper Dark Sky Preserve,

The Jasper Planetarium team

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