We will be continually updating this website page as the situation evolves. Last update: April 12, 2022
What’s happening right now
As of April 1, 2022 masking is no longer a requirement for Special Olympics Alberta Programs.
Masking must still be worn on public transportation to and from programs, as per Alberta Health Services, but it will be an individual's choice to wear a mask when at the program or while participating.
AHS has 5 recommendations to protect yourself and others against the spread COVID-19. SOA supports these recommendations and expects that all participants will respect the decisions of others.
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Get immunized
- Keep your distance (2m / 6ft)
- Stay home when feeling unwell
Please note, that all participants are expected to follow the any more stringent regulations in place at a local level. That means, if a municipality or facility has stronger requirements in place, we expect our participants to follow their rules.
Please click here for the full announcement: https://www.specialolympics.ca/alberta/news/soa-official-announcement-february-15-2022
Our current sport level
Special Olympics Alberta has determined that Affiliates & Community Programs are welcome to resume programs if they choose to do so. We recognize that some Affiliates & CPs may choose not to reopen, and some may reopen cautiously, SOA supports and respects each Affiliate & CP’s decision.
For information about programs in your community please reach out to your local affiliate.
SOA Return to Sport Guidelines
Resources for programs
SOA Covid-19 Program Updates & Announcements
PROVINCE OF Alberta
- Alberta Relaunch Strategy
- Government of Alberta Chief Medical Officer Updates
- Alberta COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
- Prevent the Spread
- Plain Language Guidelines
- Hand Washing