This phase of the reopening plan will be able to go ahead two weeks after 60 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine and COVID-19 hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Indoor social gatherings are still not permitted.
- Retail capacity increases to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy.
Personal and wellness services - re-open, by appointment only.
- Funeral ceremonies may have up to 20 people.
Should numbers continue to trend downwards, Alberta could quickly jump into Stage 2 sometime in mid-June.
Wedding ceremonies may occur with up to 20 attendees. Receptions are permitted outdoors.
Funeral services - up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only).
- Restaurants can open indoor dining with up to six people from any household at a table.
Places of worship - 1/3 of fire code occupancy.
Indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings (rec centres, arenas, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries) will be allowed to be open at 30% of fire code occupancy as part of Stage 2.
Indoor and outdoor youth and adult sports resume with no restrictions.
Post-secondary - resume in-person learning.
- The work-from-home order is lifted but still recommended.
Outdoor fixed seating facilities (e.g., grandstands) can open with one-third seated capacity.
Outdoor public gatherings (concerts/festivals) - up to 150 people.
At the beginning of the school year, the government spent $10 million on two reusable masks for each Alberta student as well as hand sanitizer and contact-less thermometers for schools.
The province says it's been in touch with superintendents and has come up with this funding to best support early learners.
The province made it clear indoor masking and distancing requirements will remain in place throughout the reopening plan.
Alberta has been under tougher COVID measures for the past three weeks.
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