For your up to date information on Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, please click on the links below.
Alberta Relaunch Strategy
Alberta’s State of Public Health Emergency expired on February 22, 2021. The Provincial Operations Centre (POC) will remain at Operational Level 3 while continuing to support the provincial response and coordinate the efforts of all GoA ministries and emergency management stakeholders impacted by COVID-19 in Alberta.
Stage 1 began 01 June, with the reopening started once 50% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) received at least one dose and hospitalizations were below 800 and declining.
Stage 2 begins two weeks after 60% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Expected to be in mid-June.
Stage 3 begins two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Expected to be in late June or early July.
*Additional information can be found at the link below.
Alberta's Open for Summer Plan
The warm weather and ease of some restrictions creates the right conditions to safely strengthen connections with the people in your neighbourhood. Knowing and trusting the people in your community builds resilience and reduces stress during difficult times.
Try getting to know your neighbours by:
- Joining a neighbourhood social media group.
- Taking regular walks, smiling and waving to the people you see.
- Organizing or attending a socially distanced neighbourhood event.
For more ideas on how to safely connect with your neighbours watch this 60 second video.
Shortened video link: https://youtu.be/z7j-yc1KbhA
Alberta enters Stage 2 reopening
Alberta entered Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan on June 10. The following restriction changes are now in effect provincewide:
- Outdoor social gatherings – 20 people max with distancing
- Indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings (rec centres, arenas, casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries, etc.) – open at 1/3 of fire code occupancy
- Gyms and fitness studios – open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with 3 metre distancing
- Sport and performance activities – can resume indoors and outdoors
- Youth day and overnight camps – resume with restrictions
- Post-secondary – return to in-person learning
- Restaurants – indoor and outdoor dining, up to 6 people per table, different households can dine together but must stay 2 metres apart
- Retail – 1/3 of fire code occupancy
- Funeral services and receptions – 20 people max. Receptions are permitted outdoors only
- Wedding ceremonies and receptions – 20 people max. Receptions are permitted outdoors only
- Outdoor public gatherings (concerts/festivals) – up to 150 people
- Outdoor fixed seating facilities (grandstands) – 1/3 seated capacity
- Work from home order is lifted but still recommended
- All other restrictions remain in effect, including distancing and masking requirements
Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions in 3 stages as vaccinations go up and hospitalizations go down. Alberta can move into Stage 3 two weeks after 70% of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose.
If you have a loved one who has not yet gotten their vaccine, we have resources available to help explain why vaccines are safe and important.