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COVID-19 economic relaunch plan: Alberta restaurants, bars reopen to indoor customers

Last Updated Feb 8, 2021 at 9:10 am MDT

EDMONTON – Alberta restaurants can reopen Monday for in-person dining as part of the province’s four-step plan to reopen the economy.

Restaurants had been closed to dine-in service after a resurgence of COVID-19 late last year sent case numbers soaring.

Premier Jason Kenney said reduced case numbers have made it possible to ease some restrictions, but he has also criticized some restaurants for ignoring public health orders by opening their doors prematurely.

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Fitness training can also resume but only for one-on-one workouts as individual workouts without a trainer are not permitted.

Sports and entertainment-related activities can resume in schools, and the province also said over the weekend that youth will be able to take part in lessons and practices for team-based minor sports and athletics, although games are still prohibited.

Indoor gatherings are still banned and outdoor get-togethers are capped at 10.