Outdoor safety

When you are outside, prevent the spread of COVID-19

Remember to observe 2 metre physical distancing (except within cohort families) and other public health guidelines in place.

What should I think about when doing outdoor activities? 

Enjoy outdoor activities! And continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Make sure you protect yourself and others, and follow all public health orders:

  • Starting June 12, outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people are permitted. 
  • Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 
  • Practise hand hygiene 
  • Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces, such as rails 

If participating in activities with people from outside your household or cohort family

  • Practise physical distancing(two metres apart) at all times 
  • If you cannot maintain physical distancing, wear a non-medical mask 
  • Refrain from sharing equipment 

Which outdoor activities are not allowed under public health orders? 

Starting June 12 the following are not permitted: 

  • any outdoor event or gathering of more than 100 people, including private gatherings such as backyard barbecues and weddings 
  • major festivals and concerts, large conferences, trade shows and events (as these are non-seated social events and/or vocal concerts) 

Check also:

Alberta's guidance on outdoor activities.

Alberta’s guidance on gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements 

If you want to get tested:

All Albertans are now eligible for COVID-19 testing, whether experiencing symptoms or not. Offered by appointment and free-of-charge at Alberta Health Services assessment centre locations around the province, testing is easily booked online by visiting ahs.ca/covid. If internet is not available, call 811, and 811 staff will book a test appointment for you.

Driver, pedestrian and cyclist safety

With more people heading outside, residents are encouraged to share outdoor spaces safely.

  • Everyone - be courteous when sharing the trails with others, including walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs, scooters and joggers. Warn others of your presence when passing.
     
  • Drivers - expect more cyclists and pedestrians. Slow down and give space for all to be safe.
     
  • Pedestrians – make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and share space on sidewalks and trails. Avoid paths during high-use times. We need to do our best to stay away from other people when going outside.
     
  • Cyclists – share the trail by slowing down when passing others; ring your bell to warn others of your presence; cross the street safely.

Driver, pedestrian and cyclist safety

With more people heading outside, residents are encouraged to share outdoor spaces safely.

  • Everyone - be courteous when sharing the trails with others, including walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs, scooters and joggers. Warn others of your presence when passing.
     
  • Drivers - expect more cyclists and pedestrians. Slow down and give space for all to be safe.
     
  • Pedestrians – make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and share space on sidewalks and trails. Avoid paths during high-use times. We need to do our best to stay away from other people when going outside.
     
  • Cyclists – share the trail by slowing down when passing others; ring your bell to warn others of your presence; cross the street safely.
Parks trail

Trails

Residents are encouraged to use multi-use trails in their own neighbourhoods. Learn the guidelines for sharing trails and open spaces.

Broadmoor playground

Outdoor amenities

Outdoor courts are open with restrictions.

Hard-surface amenities such as playgrounds are now open. 

View a full list of closures and open facilities.

 

Parks trail

Trails

Residents are encouraged to use multi-use trails in their own neighbourhoods. Learn the guidelines for sharing trails and open spaces.

Broadmoor playground

Outdoor amenities

Outdoor courts are open with restrictions.

Hard-surface amenities such as playgrounds are now open. 

View a full list of closures and open facilities.

 

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Events

Online (virtual) community events

The community events calendar will be accepting submissions for free, online (virtual) community events, from now until June 30, 2020. Please note the guidelines, available on the calendar.

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Last updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020
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