Jason Kenney says the province is in for "the best Alberta summer ever."
Jason Kenney announced Alberta's reopening plan on Wednesday, May 26, and detailed the three stages of the approach. While places of worship will be able to welcome back 15% of their capacity on Friday, May 28, the rest of the first stage will begin on Tuesday, June 1.
During the initial step, gathering limits will increase to 10 people for indoor weddings, outdoor social gatherings, outdoor performance and recreational activities, and youth sports and performance.
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As for restaurants, outdoor dining will be making a comeback for tables of up to four people. These people must be of the same household or close contacts only. Funerals will also be allowed for up to 20 people.
Finally, personal and wellness services are welcome to reopen by appointment only. Physical distancing and mask requirements will remain in place.
The final stage is anticipated to come about in early July, dependent on vaccination rates, and could see a lifting of all remaining public health restrictions. This is with the exception of isolation requirements for those with COVID-19 and some measures for continuing care settings.