The RCMP in the province have adapted operations at their detachments in order to maintain services.
A release sent out from K Division explained that as of July 9, detachments will resume certain services through its front counters after having restricting entry since the middle of March due to COVID-19.
This is part of the RCMP’s gradual launching of normal delivery of services to the public and bringing back employees through a safe return to detachments and at their various other facilities.
“This is a phased approach that is a response to a changing environment and will be gradual and flexible,” the press release said.
“At each phase, an assessment will take place to ensure it is safe to move forward to the next phase.”
The number of people that can access services at the detachment will be limited and will depend on the space available at each detachment and on local, provincial and Alberta Health Services guidelines.
There will also be control and prevention measures in place at each detachment that will include physical distancing requirements and stringent disinfection of high touch and other surfaces in public areas.
The release went on to encourage that the public only attend a detachment for mandatory and priority services that are not able to be done over the phone.
These services include taking complaints, criminal record checks and collision reports.
The public are asked to call the applicable detachment ahead of time to confirm its operational hours, services that can be accessed and what protocols are in place.
“The safety of Albertans is our top priority. Everyone has a responsibility to protect themselves and others. Please continue to practise physical distancing and regular hand washing,” the release concluded.