On April 30, Premier Kenney shared Alberta’s relaunch strategy, a phased approach that outlines the steps the province will take as we work together to recover economically, socially, and medically from the COVID-19 situation. The plan has three stages. Each stage will be triggered by specific health indicators and monitored closely throughout Stage 1 is set to begin as early as May 14.
Some businesses will be allowed to reopen and resume operations with two-metre physical distancing requirements in place. In addition to personal care, education and medical facilities, these include:
Stage 1 includes additional businesses and facilities, in areas outside of the cities of Calgary and Brooks, that may begin resuming operations. In Calgary and Brooks the relaunch will be gradual over 18 days between May 14 and June 1 due to higher COVID-19 numbers.
In Stage 1, non-essential travel is not recommended, self-isolation protocols still apply, and remote working is advised where possible.
Parks Canada’s suspension of camping, group activities and events in Banff National Park will remain in place until at least May 31, 2020.
Preparing parks and trails managers for the new visitor management realities
Phased re-opening plan for Alberta campground operators
Alberta Golf has created a resource page with helpful links to support clubs, golfers and industry partners
#Here4YYC toolkit to help your business operate safely with COVID-19
Guidance for Edmonton businesses preparing to open their doors
Resources on minimizing risk in the workplace
Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection safety promise
Resources from the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association to help you navigate the outbreak
To assist retailers in their reopening planning
Alberta Equestrian Federation return to business operations and recommendations