Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced strict measures to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 on May 4th. Most new restrictions come into force effective May 5 and will remain in place for at least three weeks.
- Starting on May 6, every Albertan 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
- On May 10, Albertans ages 12 to 29 (born in 2009 to 1992), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
- Masks are mandatory for all indoor workplaces.
- Masks are mandatory on public transit, public vehicles (for-hire) and in all public indoor spaces.
- All indoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited.
- Close contacts are limited to household members only.
- Places of worship will also be limited to 15 people.
- Outdoor gatherings will be limited to five people.
- The number of people who can attend funerals limited to 10 people.
City of Calgary Services:
- Calgary Public Library – Closed
- Indoor Recreational Centres – closed
- YMCA – closed
- Lost or impounded cats and dogs – Open with restrictions
- Arenas — Closed
- Arts Centres — Closed
- Registered programs — Currently unavailable
- Athletic parks — Closed
- Pools, weight rooms and cardio — Closed
- Calgary Soccer Centre — Closed
- Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing — Open
- Disc golf courses — Open
- Skateparks — Open
- Calgary AfterSchool — Closed
- Calgary Zoo — Open
WHAT ARE CLOSED
- Indoor dining closed; Patio dining closed effective May 9, 11:59 p.m.
- Gyms closed, All indoor fitness activities are prohibited.
- Personal and wellness services – hair salons, barbers, nail salons, estheticians, tattoos and piercing, must close effective at 11:59 pm on May 9
- Trade shows
- Auditoria and concert venues
- Non-approved/licensed markets
- Community centres except for School-related children’s sports and activities
- All levels of sport except for School-related children’s sports and activities (professional, semi-professional, collegiate/universities and amateur) unless given an exemption by the chief medical officer of health.
- Festivals and Events
- Movie theatres
- Museums and galleries
- Indoor entertainment centres including amusement parks, water parks, bingo halls and racing centres
- All youth and adult indoor sport, performance and recreation activities are prohibited. This applies to all youth activities, including for students still learning in classrooms.
- All outdoor sports and recreation are now prohibited except with members of your household or, if living alone, two close contacts.
WHAT ARE OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
- Retail services must limit customer capacity to 10 per cent of fire code occupancy (not including staff) or a minimum of five customers. The 10 per cent capacity limit at shopping malls will exclude common area square footage.
- Faith services are limited to in-person attendance of 15 people.
- Hotels and motels can remain open but pools and recreation facilities must close.
- Professional services such as lawyers, mediators, accountants and photographers: open by appointment only and not permitted to offer walk-in services.
- Parks, Ski Hills – Open
- Outdoor recreation like outdoor skating rinks.
- Health services, including physiotherapy or acupuncture, social or protective services, shelters for vulnerable persons, emergency services, child care, and not-for-profit community kitchens or charitable kitchens will remain open for in-person attendance.
For ideas on what to do this weekend,
- Things to do this weekend in Calgary
- Fun Things to Do in Calgary Area During COVID-19 Alberta Reopening Phase
Parks to Visit in Calgary:
- Urban Walking Trails
- Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore
- Places to Go Birding
- Must-Visit Scenic Lookouts
- Waterfall Hikes