Outdoor gatherings, recreation and COVID-19

Outdoor gatherings

Any business, organization or individual planning to host an outdoor event (ie: block party, neighbourhood gathering, staff/customer appreciation, etc.) must adhere to current public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are encouraged to consult with public health officials early in the planning process to ensure all necessary measures can be safely met.

Under current Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders, businesses, entities and individuals planning outdoor events are required to:

  • implement practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees;
  • provide procedures for rapid response if an attendee develops symptoms of illness;
  • ensure that attendees maintain high levels of sanitation and personal hygiene;
  • comply, to the extent possible, with the Workplace Guidance for Business Owners. 

As part of COVID-19 risk mitigation, organizers must also limit attendees to 50 individuals (100 as of June 12/Stage 2), keep an attendance list, among other requirements. This applies to all gatherings on public or private property. The Town does not require permits or approvals for public gatherings on municipal parks or lands unless a road closure is required.

Please refer to the COVID-19 relaunch guidance document for outdoor events for complete information on organizer obligations.

As a municipal government, the Town of Rocky Mountain House may not relax provincial public health orders.

Related documents:
COVID-19 relaunch guidance document for outdoor events
Temporary road closure permit application

Outdoor recreation

All town trails, parks and playgrounds are open.

  • Outdoor activity is encouraged for physical and mental well-being. 
  • Social distancing measures must be followed at all times.
  • One family at a time on playground equipment.
  • Please wash/sanitize your hands before and after use.
  • As always, adhere to public health orders regarding mass gatherings and stay home if you or your children have any symptoms.