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Saturday, February 6, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - COVID-19 Update for Whitecourt February 6, 2021

The Government of Alberta announced today that as part of Step 1 of its four-step framework to ease restrictions, limited school and minor sport training will be allowed as of Monday, February 8.

This change means that children and youth will be allowed to participate in lessons, practices and conditioning activities for indoor and outdoor team-based minor sports and athletics.

  • All participants must be 18 years old or younger, excluding coaches or trainers.
  • A maximum of 10 individuals, including all coaches, trainers and participants, can participate.
  • All participants must maintain physical distancing from each other at all times.
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except when engaged in the physical activity.
  • Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.
  • There must be limited access to change rooms, including for accelerated arrival and departure, for emergencies and for washroom use.

All minor sport associations will have to evaluate how this easing of restrictions will impact their operations.  The Town of Whitecourt will also be evaluating operations early next week, and will notify the community if any changes occur.

Other previously announced measures set to ease in Step 1 will also be permitted starting on February 8 as part of  Alberta’s four-step path forward, including the opening of restaurants, and indoor fitness facilities for one-on-one training for individuals or households by appointment only.

All other mandatory restrictions will remain in place until further notice, including:

  • All indoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited.
  • Province-wide mandatory indoor public masking requirement.
  • Retail restrictions (on occupancy limits) and continued business closures (i.e. movie theatres, community halls).
  • Mandatory work from home measures.

COVID-19 information and updates are publicly available on the Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services websites: