Relaunch Phases for Hinton

May 1 – 4 

  • Public gathering restrictions of 5 as per our local State of Emergency has been removed. 
  • The Provincial limit of than 15 people while social distancing remains in effect.
  • Removing all barricades from park parking lots May 1.
  • Allow golf course to open without pro shop or club house and subject to social distancing May 4
  • Allow disc golf, bike park to open (subject to social distancing) May 1.

May 4 - 14: Phase 1 

This phase will allow some businesses and services to reopen and resume operations with two metre physical distancing requirements and other public health guidance in place. 

This includes: 

  • Post secondary institutions will continue to deliver courses however how programs are delivered whether online in -person or blended will depend on what restrictions remain in place at the time of relaunch. 
  • Retail businesses such as clothing, furniture, and book stores 
  • Some personal services such as hairstyling and barber shops 
  • Museums and art galleries 
  • More scheduled surgeries and dental procedures 
  • Physical therapy, chiropractic, optometry, and similar services 
  • Summer camps with limits on occupancy. This could include summer school.
  • Rules and guidance for the use of masks in crowded spaces, especially on transit.
  • Daycares with limited occupancy
  • Dine-in restaurants ,cafes, lounges and bars to 50per cent capacity
  • Nightclubs, Movie Theatres, gyms, pools, recreation centres and arenas will remain closed. 
  • Public attendance at businesses, facilities and events that have close physical contact will not be permitted, including: 
    • arts and culture festivals, major sporting events and concerts.
  • Re-opening of play structures and skate park 
    • considered use at own risk
  • Removal of State of Local Emergency possible. 
  • Local business restrictions removed

Recommendations 

  • Remote working is advised where possible.
  • Recommendation to treat all areas as on leash
  • Non-essential travel, especially  outside  the province, will continue to not be recommended.

Progression to Stage 2 will be determined by the success of Stage 1, considering health care system capacity, hospitalization and ICU cases, and infection rates.

Phase 2 (Timing TBD)

Stage 2 will allow additional businesses and services to reopen and resume operations with 2 metre physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.

Lifted restrictions

  • Potential opening of K-12 schools, with restrictions.
  • Libraries, with restrictions.
  • More surgeries scheduled, including backlog elimination.
  • More personal services like artificial tanning, esthetics, cosmetic skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, facial treatments, massage and reflexology.
  • Larger gatherings permitted in some situations (number of people to be determined).
  • Restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars continue operating at reduced capacity.
  • Movie theatres and theatres, with restrictions.
  • Continuing restrictions
  • Visits to patients in health care facilities will remain limited.
  • Nightclubs, gyms, pools, recreation centres and arenas will remain closed.
  • Arts and culture festivals, concerts and major sporting events will not be permitted.

Recommendations

Non-essential travel will continue to not be recommended.

Progression to Stage 3 will be determined based on success of stages 1 and 2.

Phase 3 (Timing TBD)

Stage 3 timing will be determined based on health indicators. Some restrictions and enhanced protection controls will remain in place.

Lifted restrictions

  • Fully reopening all businesses and services, with some restrictions.
  • Larger gatherings permitted (number of people to be determined).
  • Arts and culture festivals, concerts and major sporting events will be permitted with restrictions.
  • Nightclubs, gyms, pools, recreation centres and arenas will reopen, with restrictions.
  • Industry conferences can resume, with restrictions.
  • No restrictions on non-essential travel.

Continuing restrictions

Physical distancing restrictions will be maintained.