To ensure the safety of children, families, and communities, the relaxing of restrictions on certain outdoor recreation opportunities will follow a measured approach, in accordance with public health guidance from Alberta Health. How participants engage, and how equipment and facilities are used, cleaned, and in some cases monitored, will be need to be adapted and modified. 

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Public Spaces 
  • Groups must be limited to 15 people or fewer. 
  • Individuals should maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from others, unless they are from the same household. 
    • Groups should also physically distance from other groups. 
  • After activities, individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes. 
  • Subject to closures by the operator, outdoor recreation activities are permitted in parks, trails and opens spaces (e.g. soccer fields and ball diamonds). 
  • Municipalities may choose to open fields, playgrounds and courts for public use, but league play is not permitted. 
  • Activities in public spaces require physical distancing of at least 2 metres; consider physical barriers if a distance of 2 metres may not be maintained. 
  • Activities in public spaces should not include the sharing of common equipment, unless the individuals are from the same household. 
  • Clean and disinfect equipment prior to and after use. 
  • Individual or group instruction must only be conducted with appropriate physical distancing of at least 2 metres, unless the individuals are from the same household. 
Participating in outdoor recreation 
  • Those who are sick or symptomatic must not participate. 
  • Choose to participate in activities that allow you to maintain physical distancing and you can bring/use your own equipment. 
  • Choose activities that do not include contact with other individuals. 
  • Limit congregating with other people when going to and from common areas (e.g. trailheads, boat launches, parks and fields). 
Individual Actions & Precautions 
  • Caution should be taken around common touch points; proper hand hygiene should be practiced. 
    • Wash your hands frequently. 
    • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands. 
    • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content. 
  • Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk 

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