Stage 2 Of Alberta's Reopening Is Expected To Kick Off Next Week & Here's What's Included

Say goodbye to takeout food and at-home workouts!

According to the province's summer reopening plan, Alberta's Stage 2 is expected to kick off on June 10. This stage will officially come about two weeks after 60% of the population ages 12 and up has received their first vaccine dose and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining.

During Stage 2, a number of health orders will be relaxed or lifted. Once it begins, here's what you'll be allowed to do:

  • Outdoor social gatherings can have up to 20 people with distancing
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment can open at one-third of fire code occupancy (this includes things like cinemas and libraries, for example)
  • Gyms and fitness studios can reopen with a capacity that allows for three metres between participants
  • Funeral services and wedding ceremonies can have up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors, though receptions are only allowed outdoors
  • Places of worship can have up to one-third of fire code occupancy
  • Personal and wellness services can bring back walk-in service
  • Post-secondary can go back to in-person learning
  • Restaurants can welcome back the public for both indoor and outdoor dining with a six-person maximum at each table
  • Retail can open at one-third of fire code occupancy
  • Youth activities can resume with restrictions
  • Youth and adult sports can resume without restrictions
  • Outdoor public gatherings like festivals and concerts can come back with up to 150 people
  • Outdoor fixed seating facilities can have one-third of seated capacity
  • Work from home order will be lifted but still recommended

During Stage 2, indoor gatherings are still not permitted and masks and physical distancing are still required.

The next stage is expected to begin in early July.

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