As of Tuesday evening, golf courses and associations in Alberta were attempting to clarify the impact of new restrictions announced by Premier Jason Kenney.
As of 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, outdoor sports and recreation will be limited to members of one household, or for somebody living alone, to two close contacts for a minimum of three weeks, but golf isn’t specified.
Yet, outdoor social gatherings, as of Wednesday, will have no more than five individuals and a maximum of two household cohorts, with two metre physical distancing mandatory between members of different households.
A provincial government press conference was scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. local time and Bruce McAllister, government advocate for the National Allied Golf Association in Alberta, was expected to reach out for further clarification.
What is known is that golf course patios will be closed and restaurants will be limited to take out and delivery only under the new restrictions.
These measures will apply to citizens, businesses, and municipalities in areas with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases of COVID -19.
Alberta has been reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita in North America.
Kenney also announced that fines for violating public health measures will double, from $1,000 to $2,000.
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