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City of Edmonton:
  • Effective April 7, all individual reservations and one on one personal trainer bookings at recreation centres are cancelled and all City of Edmonton recreation centres are closed except for group rentals including schools, youth and performance rentals. 

  • Edmonton City Council has passed a Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw to mandate the wearing of face coverings in indoor public places and public vehicles as of August 1. However, the bylaw would not apply to individuals engaging in water activities or physical exercise.

  • www.edmonton.ca/covid-19 details the City’s COVID response, including new rules and expectations of Edmontonians.

  • Look up how a specific City program, service or project has been impacted by the COVID-19 response through a new tool.

  • A handy at-a-glance resource on how people can use outdoor recreational facilities.


Government of Alberta:

The Alberta government is expanding the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant to allow new businesses and nonprofits to apply. Businesses that started operating between March 1 and October 31, 2020 will be eligible for this funding.

All Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers must continue to follow existing health measures until further notice. Active evaluation of the latest public health data is underway and will be used to re-evaluate the current level of restrictions over the coming weeks.

Effective March 1, low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed without a trainer (no drop-ins).

  • Low intensity fitness includes activities not focused specifically on cardio, that have a low depth and rate of respiration.
  • Examples include: barre, pilates, stretching, tai-chi, low intensity yoga (e.g. hatha, yin), light weightlifting, indoor rock climbing.

High intensity activities are permitted for one-on-one or one-on-one household training only, with a trainer.

  • High intensity fitness is often focused on cardiovascular activities that have a high depth and rate of respiration.
  • Examples include: bodybuilding/heavy weightlifting, aerobics, rowing, Zumba, bootcamp, circuit training, cross fit, dance fitness, high intensity interval training, kickboxing, spin, power yoga, swimming etc.

Gym, studio, and fitness centre operators should use their best judgement in identifying what category their group exercise classes fall into based on these examples.


Legislated requirements to hold annual general meetings are now reinstated. Organizations must hold their AGMs sometime after August 14. Virtual meetings are permissible if set out in corporate bylaws

Government of Canada: