Return to Play Guidelines Update!

Sep. 15, 2020

Below are the most recent updates from the Government of Alberta:


  • Previous guidelines state: to limit yourself to ONE sport cohort.  
  • Revised Guidelines state: Individuals should limit the number of cohorts/mini-leagues they are involved in.

Travel Restrictions

  • Previous guidelines state: that cohorts had to be formed within your AHS region.  
  • Revised Guidelines state: Where 2 metre physical distancing between individuals is maintained or the mini-league model is employed, travel for sport, physical and recreational activities is allowed. 
    • Tournaments, races and competitive events are permitted for sport, physical activity and recreational activities where participants are able to maintain 2 metre physical distancing at all times, or they are able to follow the mini-league model.
    • If 2 metres distance or the mini-league model are not feasible, the tournament/event is not permitted.
    • Tournaments/events that compel a new cohort team to be formed for a short period (e.g., a weekend) are not permitted at this time.


Planning for Rapid Response

  • The process and procedure for dealing with a sick participant and/ or a participant who tests positive for COVID-19 has been updated.
  • Please make sure you are aware of the the guidance on how to deal with symptoms of COVID or a known case in your cohort/activity


Screening Questions

  • Please note the wording of “New or Worsening” as it relates to screening yourself for symptoms


ABA Revised Return to Play Guidance Document - CLICK HERE


ABA Return to Play Approved Steps - CLICK HERE


We are fortunate in Alberta to have the most progressive sports landscape in Canada. 

ABA encourages everyone to continue cooperating and work together to insure a safe and long term return to sport future.  We are always available to discuss or answer your questions.


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