Good News! Alberta has entered Stage 2 of the reopening plan and as of today, there are new rules that will apply for outdoor activities and gatherings. (as taken from AHS website) Stronger public health measures | Alberta.ca
Please note that there are some points in their list that may seem contradictory, but these are the points we will follow.
- Outdoor social gatherings – up to 20 people with distancing (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
- Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect
EVCC will now allow ride postings of up to 20 people, including the coordinator. Two metre distance is still required at all times. Please note that most coordinators will likely opt to keep their rides to a smaller size and EVCC fully supports this. We will continue to look for waitlists that are growing and then recruit a second coordinator so we can run two smaller rides instead of one large one.
In the parking lot, tailgates and conversations are permitted as long as there are no more than 20 people and they are all at least 2 metres apart. Twenty people may be a challenge in many parking areas so please do not overcrowd them. Please continue to carry a mask. gloves and sanitizer in case you are working with someone to fix a bike.
Multiday rides may be held only if there are no more than 20 people and there is no occasion when people will be gathering together indoors without masks and distancing. Since rules will likely change again by early July, we will keep you posted on this.
Let's look forward to a great summer!