May 29, 2022

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Most sanctions will be lifted in July in Alberta

Most sanctions will be lifted in July in Alberta

With the current vaccines and declining hospitalization, Alberta predicts that almost all sanctions will be lifted by early July. To reach stage 3, at least 70% of people over the age of 12 will need to get at least one dose of the vaccine.

In the re-opening phase, indoor meetings will be re-authorized, which has not happened since mid-December.

Exceptions applicable in the third stage are certain mandatory measures in maintaining isolation requirements and care facilities for certified cases of COVID-19.

We are going to have a wonderful summer.

A quote from:Jason Kenny, Alberta Premier

Kenny said Stage 3 could happen by June 28, or if the Albertans maintain immunity at a sustained rate.

Until this stage is reached, the population will have to follow health measures, including social distance with members outside their home.

By May 28, the province stipulates that restrictions on religious services will drop from 15 to 15% capacity.

Step 1

The first phase of the resumption, which takes effect from June 1, provides for a return to sanctions prior to May 4.

Meetings and outdoor activities are allowed for a maximum of 10 people. Restaurants will again be able to welcome customers on the terraces, up to a limit of 4 people per table (always from the same house).

Businesses that provide personalized services such as hair salons and beauty salons can only be reopened by appointment.

Shops can hold up to 15% of their capacity.

10 people are entitled to the wedding ceremony and 20 people are entitled to the funeral.

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However, receptions are still prohibited at this stage.

Step 2

Phase 2 can be activated in mid-June, two weeks after Alberta reaches the 60% vaccination target of more than 12 years and drops below 500 in the hospital.

This is one A big step forward, In the words of the Prime Minister.

Up to 20 people can attend open social gatherings and that number will increase to 150 for outdoor events such as concerts and festivals. Open seating events are open up to a third of their capacity.

Weddings and restaurants

Wedding ceremonies take place in the presence of 20 people, including the bride and groom. Receptions for weddings or funerals are only allowed outside.

Restaurants can place tables for six people outside and inside. These people no longer need to be part of the same household.

Shops and religious institutions can hold up to 30% of their capacity.

Sports halls can be reopened and participants must maintain a distance of 3 meters from each other.

Reopening Cinemas

Sports activities for teenagers and adults can be resumed indoors and outdoors, without restrictions. Recreational activities such as day camps and play centers will resume with restrictions.

Indoor infrastructure such as a cinema, arena or museum can once again accommodate people up to a third of their capacity.

Personal care services can welcome clients without having to make an appointment.

Post-secondary institutions can resume classes individually, and the need to work from home is eliminated, but strongly advised.

Jason Kenny thanked the Albertans for following the instructions and getting vaccinated. We did not end the summit, we destroyed it , He said before announcing that the summer of 2021 is the best known to the province.

I don’t think the reopening of most Alberts will happen quickly.

A quote from:Jason Kenny, Alberta Premier

Physician caution

However, there are many doctors in this province Warned the authorities against too rapid a relaxation This risks undermining the efforts made Improve health condition.

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Dr. Linora Saxinger, an epidemiologist at the University of Alberta, believes the reduction in infection rates shows that the current health strategy works, while intensive care units are still in a tight spot.

As of Tuesday, 565 people were being treated in hospital for Kovid-19, 158 of whom were in intensive care. Nearly half of Albertans have already received at least one first dose of the vaccine, and 8% have received two doses. The latter is considered to be completely immune.