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COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the sport, physical activity and recreation community. The Edmonton Sport Council continues to monitor the situation. The following pages provide information and links to resources which will help your organization's return.

Update (June 9)

The City of Edmonton will begin a phased reopening of recreation facilities over the month of June. COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place as we reopen facilities, as required under Stage 2 of the provincial plan. The City will open the following amenities and services for individual and group fitness use between June 10-14 at a reduced capacity (visitors are required to reserve a time on Move Learn Play prior to visiting facilities):

Fitness Centres and Gymnasiums


Update (May 26)

Effective June 1, outdoor physical, performance and recreational activities are permitted with up to 10 distanced people, for all ages.


Update (May 19)

The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to private sector businesses and non-profit organizations across all industries to reduce the costs of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans. Employers will be able to apply for a grant that covers 25 per cent of an employee’s salary for a 52-week period up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee. The grant can be used to cover salary or training costs. Employers who hire persons with disabilities will receive a grant 1.5 times higher than the amount they receive for other new employees. 


Update (April 23)

The Alberta government is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Applications opened on April 23 and will close on June 30.

All youth indoor sport and recreation activities that are not part of a school program (for example, physical education) are not permitted for grade 7 to 12 youth in Edmonton, effective April 22. This includes homeschooled students.


Reopening for Business: What to think about as you plan for the transition - As governments across all levels have announced, or have already started to initiate, steps towards reopening the economy, companies are thinking about what reopening their businesses will entail. To help their clients and business partners plan for the foreseeable future, Fasken law firm has identified key areas of consideration.