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COVID-19 UPDATE: Two-week ban on indoor team sports & group fitness classes

Nov 13, 2020
written by: Tennis Alberta
written by: Tennis Alberta
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Alberta Tennis Community,

Yesterday, the Government of Alberta put in place new public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. During this time, tennis organizations should be emphasizing that a break is necessary to reduce the number of cases in the province, and should not be looking for work-arounds to find ways to play.

As per the announcement yesterday, the following communities are subject to a mandatory two-week ban from November 13 – 27 on indoor group fitness & team sports:

  • Calgary Area
  • Edmonton Area
  • Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lethbridge
  • Red Deer

Along with yesterday’s announcement, the Government published a detailed health order. At this point in time, Tennis Alberta interprets the health order allowing for singles, doubles, semi-private/ groups lessons, and high-performance training, as long as participants can maintain a minimum of 2 metres distances from each other at all times.

In addition, indoor high-intensity or low-intensity fitness activity where the participants are all members of the same household who train together with or without an instructor or trainer is permitted.

In requesting additional clarity from the Government’s announcement on November 12, SPAR Branch has indicated that the following activities are prohibited at this time:

  • Group lessons/Practice (Groups of 5 or more including progressive tennis programming (red, orange, yellow ball)).
  • Leagues/Ladders
  • Competitions of any kind (tournaments/socials)

Tennis players residing in the enhanced areas should not travel for the purposes of training or competitions for the next two weeks.

Learn more about the enhanced public health measures announced on November 12 HERE.

Tennis Alberta continues to work with the SPAR Branch to provide more clarity on the announcement that effects all sports across the province. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at peter.ogilvie@tennisalberta.com.

We all have a shared responsibility to help get our numbers down and get through these next two weeks together. Be safe and stay well.

Regards,
Peter Ogilvie
Executive Director, Tennis Alberta

Government of Alberta November 12 COIVD-19 Update

Watch the Government of Alberta live streams or video highlights on YouTube HERE.

View the area’s in Alberta that have been designated for enhanced public measures HERE

See all of Tennis Alberta’s COVID-19 updates including information about player best-practices HERE.