Full-capacity at McMahon Stadium this summer? Kenney says it could happen

Alberta to lift all COVID-19 restrictions by early July, premier Kenney says

That's according to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who announced the province's reopening plan on Wednesday and said that if vaccination targets are met, both the Stampeders and the Edmonton Football Team could have capacity crowds at McMahon and Commonwealth stadiums this summer.

Retail can increase to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance).

The Open for Summer Plan is a three-stage roadmap to fully reopen the province by early July.

Gyms and fitness studios - open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with 3 metre distancing.

The threshold for that jump is having at least 60 per cent of Albertans 12 and over vaccinated with one dose, and hospitalizations under 500.

- The limit on outdoor gatherings increases to 20 people.

Wedding ceremonies may occur with up to 20 attendees.

Funeral services - up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only).

Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect.

- The limit on public outdoor gatherings - concerts and festivals - increases to 150 people.

Capacity for places of worship increases to one-third of fire code occupancy.

Retail - 1/3 of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance). This includes arenas, cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries and libraries.

- Personal and wellness services can provide walk-in services.

Post-secondary - resume in-person learning.

- Youth activities, such as day camps and play centres, can open.

- Indoor and outdoor youth and adult sports can resume.

- Outdoor fixed-seating facilities, such as grandstands, can open at one-third capacity.

Stage three, which would see the rest of the remaining restrictions lifted, is slated to go ahead when 70 per cent of Albertans have at least one shot.

All restrictions are lifted, including the ban on indoor social gatherings.

Alberta identified 390 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday following the completion of 5,979 tests.

Dr Hinshaw explained that she was not at the announcement yesterday due to familial responsibilities but made it perfectly clear that she and her team were a part of the reopening plan and that she is behind its implementation.



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