Alberta Return to Play Plan - June 10, 2021

May. 06, 2021

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Fitness, Recreation and Sport Activities (Indoor and Outdoor)

Mandatory - Provincewide - Effective June 10, 2021

Indoor Fitness and Recreation Facilities

  • Indoor recreation facilities (such as arenas, indoor wave pools, children play centres, bowling alleys and rec centres) can open at 1/3 of fire code occupancy.
  • Gyms and fitness studios can open for solo and drop-in activities, one-on-one training, and indoor fitness classes.
  • Additional safety measures include:
    • 3 metres of physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
    • Indoor fitness spaces, including spaces for group fitness classes, are limited to the number of people able to fit in the space while maintaining 3 metre distance from each other at all times.
    • Pools, steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs within a fitness facility may operate at one-third capacity (2 metre distance between households)
    • Trainers and instructors may be able to come within 3 metres distance of a client/participant for brief moments to correct form or help demonstrate. However, they must be masked during the interaction and sanitize hands before and after.
    • Masking is:
      • no longer required for exercise but is strongly encouraged for all participants, especially during indoor exercise classes or in small spaces with limited ventilation
      • still required when not engaging in the fitness activity, such as while  moving between fitness equipment or changing in locker rooms

Outdoor Recreation Facilities

  • Outdoor recreation facilities can open with no capacity limits, but 2 metres distance must be maintained between members of different households. Examples include: outdoor pools and spray parks, golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, croquet pitches, running and bicycle tracks, velodromes.

Sport and Recreation Activities

  • All indoor and outdoor sport and recreation activities are permitted provincewide, including:
    • team sports
    • group practices or training
    • games, competitions and league play
  • Physical distancing is not required during game play or sports practice, but is required outside of play/practice.
  • Masks are required for indoor sports that are primarily low-intensity physical activities such as bowling.


  • Spectators can attend indoor and outdoor physical activities and performances:
    • 1/3 venue capacity for indoor activities (arenas, theatres) and for outdoor fixed-seated (grandstand) events
    • 150 people maximum for non-fixed seated events (this limit includes spectators, athletes/performers, production teams, referees and coaches)
    • 2 metres of physical distancing must be maintained at all times

Youth Day and Overnight Camps

  • Camps can operate with cohorts of 50 or fewer participants.
    • Cohort is a group of participants and staff who stay together for duration of camp
    • Camps can have multiple cohorts (no capacity limit) but cohorts must be separated at all times, including dining and activities
    • Participants should reside in the same accommodation as the rest of their cohort for the duration of their stay (no rotating)
  • Masks are required in all communal indoor areas, but not in the accommodation area.



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