The Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. The relaunch is a phased approach, with the start date of each phase being based on the success of the one before it. Because of this, dates may change. The following materials have been collected in multiple languages to help all Albertans understand the road to recovery ahead.
Note: This page last updated June 15, 2020
Stage 2 Relaunch: June 12, 2020
Public health guidelines and physical distancing measures remain in place. Here are the changes with Stage 2
- What can now open in Alberta with restrictions?
- K-12 schools, for requested diploma exams and summer school, following guidance
- more surgeries
- wellness services such as massage, acupuncture and reflexology
- personal services (esthetics, cosmetics skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, facial treatments, artificial tanning)
- movie theatres and theatres
- community halls
- team sports
- indoor recreation, fitness and sports, including gyms and arenas
- pools for leisure swimming
- VLTs in restaurants and bars
- bingo halls and casinos (but not table games)
- instrumental concerts
- provincial campgrounds at full capacity
- How big can public gatherings be?
Events and gatherings can be larger in stage 2.
- 50 people maximum: indoor social gatherings, including wedding and funeral receptions, and birthday parties
- 100 people maximum: outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding and funeral ceremonies
- No cap on the number of people (with public health measures in place):
- worship gatherings
- restaurant, cafes, lounges and bars
- bingo halls
- More flexibility for ‘cohort’ groups – small groups of people whose members do not always keep 2 metres apart:
- households can increase their close interactions with other households to a maximum of 15 people
- performers can have a cohort of up to 50 people (cast members or performers)
- sports teams can play in region-only cohorts of up to 50 players (mini leagues)
- people can be part of a sports/performing cohort and a household cohort at the same time
- Which public gatherings are not approved in Stage 2?
- Social gatherings that exceed above listed maximums
- regular in-school classes for kindergarten to Grade 12 – classes will resume September 2020
- vocal concerts (as singing carries a higher risk of transmission)
- major festivals and concerts, large conferences, trade shows and events (as these are non-seated social events and/or vocal concerts)
- amusement parks
- indoor children’s play places
- hookah lounges (permitted for food and drink only)
- major sporting events and tournaments
- non-essential travel outside the province is not recommended – this won't be lifted until stage 3 of the relaunch strategy