Return to Play

Our plan is designed to help Special Olympics Alberta athletes, coaches, affiliates, and caregivers understand the steps and requirements for in-person sports and events to return as safely as possible.

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:

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

Guidance For Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation
Isolation and Quarantine Requirements

SOA Covid-19 Program Updates & Announcements