November 24, 2020 – Enhanced public health measures were announced this evening as a state of public health emergency is being declared by the Government of Alberta.

Effective Friday November 27th for 3 weeks, new mandatory measures to stop the spike in cases are in effect.

Premier Kenney said his government will re-evaluate the new restrictions on Tuesday Dec. 15 and impose stricter measures if case numbers continue to rise at the current rate.

Mandatory restriction – Enhanced status (purple) areas – Effective Friday Nov. 27 

Businesses that are closed for in-person service include: 

  • Banquet halls, conference centres, trade shows, auditoria and concert venues, non-approved/licensed markets, community centres 
  • Children’s play places or indoor playgrounds 
  • All levels of sport (professional, semi-professional, junior, collegiate/universities and amateur). Exemptions may be considered. (Tennis Alberta will be submitted a request for exemption)

Additional inspections will occur to verify that public health measures are being followed. Establishments that are non-compliant may face orders and fines. 

Please note that Tennis Alberta will provide more details over the next couple of days as we are seeking clarity on some talking points made public on the address this evening (i.e.private one-on-one lessons – no private group lessons permitted) and with the published enhanced health orders online. In addition, Tennis Alberta will be seeking an exemption for tennis from CMO/ AHS to allow tennis to continue with restricted programming. 

In the meantime, we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time for all Albertans.