Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan

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Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions starting June 1, 2021 in 3 stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline.

These restriction changes apply provincewide. Additional details will be released before each stage.

Stage 1: Two weeks after 50% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose and hospitalizations are below 800 and declining. Effective June 1 unless stated otherwise.
  • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 10 people (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
  • Personal and wellness services – re-open, by appointment only
  • Restaurants – 4 people per table max, outdoors, households only or 2 close contact for those living alone.
  • And more details!
Stage 2: Two weeks after 60% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Expected to be in effect mid-June.
  • Work from home order is lifted but still recommended
  • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 20 people with distancing (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
  • Cinemas, museums and libraries can open at 30% of fire code occupancy
  • Restaurants – 6 people per table max, indoors or outdoors.
  • And more details!
Stage 3: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Expected to be effective in late June or early July.
  • All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings
  • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain
If Albertans continue doing their part, all restrictions could be lifted by late June or early July.

* Information above is taken from the Alberta government’s website on May 26, 2021. More information on Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan can be found here.