As part of Step 1 of the AHS “Path Forward”, the following restriction changes come into effect on Monday, February 8. All other restrictions remain in place.
Group or team sports not permitted
· No sports games, competitions, team practice, league play or group exercise of any kind is allowed.
One-on-one training is permitted
· Only “one-on-one” or “one-on-one household” training is permitted for indoor fitness activities (e.g. fitness in dance studios, training figure skating on ice, one-on-one lessons).
· No individual training is permitted.
· Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.
· Softball training can still take place with 1 individual player or household and 1 certified softball coach
· The softball coach must be fully certified in one of the NCCP softball streams
· Certified softball coaches must be prepared to produce this documentation if asked by AHS inspectors / facility operators.
· Maintain 2 metres physical distance between the coach & player for low intensity activity
· Maintain 3 metres physical distance between the coach & player for high intensity activity
· One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others & there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between sessions in the same facility.
· Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
· Trainers should remain masked during the session; clients are not required to wear a mask while exercising
· More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. so long as:
o Each trainer and client stays 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
o Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
o No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed.
o No ‘cycling through’ multiple trainers as in circuit training.
Please refer to the attached AHS Daily checklist for pre activity screening.
All attendees should complete this checklist prior to participating in the activity or program.
For further information regarding the new measures, please check out the Target Public Health Measures page provided by AHS and the Government of Alberta.
For further inquiries, please contact Alberta Health Services.