COVID-19 Update - Alberta returns to Step 1 restrictions

Due to a rise in the hospitalization rate, the Alberta Governement has imposed tighter restrictions and has returned to Step 1.

Once hospitalizations are within range of the benchmark and declining, and cases are remaining stable or declining, decisions to move to the next step will be considered. The lowest-risk activities in each sector will be considered for change first.

Moving between steps will happen at least 3 weeks apart to assess the impact on cases.

Restrictions eased in these areas:

  • Indoor fitness (one on one training only)
  • Youth and collegiate sport, performance and recreation activities (no more than 10 persons in the training group)

Mandatory restrictions – Provincewide – Revised April 7

  • Eligible participants include:
  • youth 18 years old and under
  • members of a collegiate or university athletic program
  • coaches or trainers

Limited group physical activities allowed

  • Lessons, practices and physical conditioning activities are allowed for indoor and outdoor minor sports/activities and school athletics (for example, school sport activities that are outside of a physical education class or related part of the school curriculum).
  • Games are not allowed.
  • Only one youth group can occupy an indoor playing surface at a time (for example, arenas, fields, courts or pools)

Safety requirements

  • Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches, trainers, and participants.
  • An outdoor playing surface (for example, arena, field, court or swimming pool) may be occupied by more than one youth group, as long as 3-metres of physical distancing can be maintained between groups of 10 and the groups do not intermingle.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times:
  • 3 metres physical distance for indoor activities
  • 2 metres physical distance for outdoor activities
  • coaches or trainers may enter physical distancing space for brief interactions with participants (for example, to correct form or technique)
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except during high intensity physical activity. Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.
  • Access to change rooms must be limited, including accelerated arrival and departure, emergencies (for example, first aid) and washroom use.

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