Check out the FAQ page from the provincial government about the Open for Summer Plan!!
(June 2021) Municipalities across the province have been questioning provincial leaders about the specifics of reopening. The province recently updated our municipality regarding some specific COVID-19 questions that have been circulating. The following is provided for your information:
- As we move into stage 3, there will be substantial easing of all mandatory public health measures related to the pandemic. For more information on children’s activities/summer camps please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx#general
- Portable washrooms are permitted for Drive-in events. Crowding may become an issue as patrons wait for these facilities. In order to mitigate potential crowding for washrooms please see the drive-in guidance for any questions related to drive-in events.
- Community recreation centres will fully open as part of Stage 3. Stage 3 will be announced once 70% of eligible Albertans over the age of 12 get their first dose.
- Indoor pools can operate as part of Stage 2. Please see: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/e135c964-35a0-4431- b804-a3d9c45819fa/resource/35765209-8cf2-4abe-8c35-
- All Albertans may take part in indoor or outdoor fitness, with no limit on the maximum number of participant, following these guidelines:
- Indoors, if 3 metres’ distance is maintained between households or an individual who lives alone and their close contacts; or
- Outdoors, if 2 metres’ distance is maintained between households or an individual and their close contacts.
- Drop-in attendance is permitted, but appointments are strongly encouraged.
- Coaches/trainers/instructors must maintain physical distance at all times from client/participant (3 metres indoors; 2 metres outdoors) and follow other guidance in this document.
- Easing of province wide public health restrictions are based on immunization rates across the province as a whole, and not by individual municipal rates of vaccination.
- Alberta has a dashboard that displays immunization rates by local geographic area (LGA). Individuals without a postal code or incorrect postal codes are not included. Vaccine uptake rates for the Vermilion River County LGA are underestimated as the Saskatchewan Health Authority provides public health services to all residents of Lloydminster.
See related links:
Walk-in clinics open for first-dose COVID-19 immunization
Albertans can now receive their first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at walk-in clinics in 20 communities across the province.
Communities offering walk-in clinics:
Full clinic details — including locations, dates and operating hours — are available online: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17295.aspx#walkin.
We encourage all Albertans born in 2009 or earlier to protect themselves and others by being vaccinated as soon as possible. Please bring your Alberta Health Care card if you have one, along with photo ID. You will be required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer when visiting the site for your immunization.
Second doses are not available at these walk-in clinics.
Please do your part in helping keep our communities as safe as possible. It is vitally important for all of us to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and to follow public health guidelines at all times. This includes maintaining physical distancing and masking.
If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and arrange for COVID-19 testing through AHS.ca or by calling 811.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.