With the weather warming up, everyone is eager to go outside for fresh air.

Albertans are encouraged to enjoy outdoor activities, as long as you follow all public health orders to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

  • Limit outdoor gatherings to no more than 50 people
  • Stay home and away from others if exhibiting symptoms
  • If participating in activities with people from outside your household or cohort family:
    • maintain a physical distance of 2 metres at all times
    • refrain from sharing equipment

Take precautions

When going outdoors in public spaces:

  • Plan your activity in advance to ensure physical distancing of at least 2 metres is possible:
  • Practise good hand hygiene:
    • wash your hands frequently
    • refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
    • carry and use hand sanitizer

See more ways to help prevent the spread.

Activities permitted

Some restrictions on outdoor activities have been relaxed in Stage 1 of our relaunch strategy,

Albertans are permitted to participate in a number of activities – as long as they do so with common sense and follow all public health orders and guidelines.

Examples of permitted activities include:

Activities not recommended

COVID-19 can be transmitted by touching objects or surfaces the virus has landed on then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Activities that carry this risk are not recommended, even with physical distancing in place, including:

  • communal meals, such as barbecues, picnics or drinks with friends and neighbours
  • communal features, such as inflatables or trampolines

Activities not allowed

Under recent health orders, an activity is not allowed to proceed if it involves:

  • festivals or events
  • organized sport games, competitions or league play
  • sport, physical activity and recreation activities that cannot be modified to maintain non-contact and physical distancing
  • a situation where physical distancing isn’t possible – people are required to maintain 2 metres (6 feet) from each other, unless they are from the same household
  • any outdoor event or gathering of more than 50 people, including private gatherings such as backyard barbecues and weddings
  • attending most public recreation and private entertainment facilities, such as:
    • swimming pools, arenas, fitness centres and gyms
    • indoor children’s play centres
    • community centres
    • casinos and bingo halls

Workplace guidance for operators

Guidance for operators of activities that have reopened or are resuming operations in Stage 1 of Alberta's relaunch is now available. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement policies and procedures to keep staff and customers safe.