Government of Alberta Eases Public Health Restrictions

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Alberta has announced a three stage plan to ease public health restrictions based on vaccinations and hospitalization rates. Stage 2 begins on June 10, 2021.

What has changed?

  • 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, fitness and dance studios – open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with 3 metre distancing
  • Youth activities (day camps, overnight camps) – resume with restrictions
  • 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

What restrictions remain unchanged?

  • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect

When does Stage 3 begin?

Stage 3 will begin two weeks after 70 per cent of Albertans, ages 12 and over, have received at least one dose, and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Expected to be effective in late June or early July.

Learn more about the plan.

The AFA encourages its stakeholders to consult with measures and restrictions outlined at www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx. Alberta Health may update policies and protocols listed on this page without notifying the AFA. 

Detailed guidance for performing arts has been released by the Government of Alberta and is available to download here: Guidance for Performing Arts (current as of April 27, 2021).

  • Please note this document does not account for restrictions on activities announced in May 2021, and may need to be updated to align with Alberta's Open for Summer plan. 

Questions?

Staff are available to help. Please contact Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women by emailing artsbranch@gov.ab.ca if you have questions.