October 16th Updated Cohort Guidelines
Full details, alongside different examples, previous updates, and the PDF can be found on our Return to Play Guidelines Page
ALBERTA RE-OPENING STAGE 2 (as of October 16, 2020):
October 16th Update
- The maximum number of individuals that can form a cohort is 50.
- The 50-person maximum includes any coaches/staff, instructors, participants, officials, and volunteers who consistently and routinely engage with participants at a distance of less than 2 metres.
- For Football only: to ensure play is not prohibited, two teams are allowed to cohort together under this guidance.
- Cohorts (a football team) must ensure there is a 14 day period between completion of play with another cohort before they play against a new cohort.
October 5th Update
- Mini cohorts are permitted to travel outside of their Health Region for the purpose of competition. Previous guidelines stated you had to stay in your own Health Region.
- If a player or coach tests positive, Alberta Health Services will be in charge of how to handle the cohort and will only request information about the attendee’s participation if they deem a potential exposure is likely to have occurred during your activity.
- AHS investigators will determine if there are close contacts that should be made aware/notified based on the period of infectivity and the organization’s compliance with public health guidance.
September 17th Update
- Individuals should limit the number of cohorts/mini leagues they are involved in. (The previous guidelines stated individuals should only belong to one sport cohorts).