Effective immediately, some restrictions for hotel meeting rooms, pools, hot tubs, whirlpools, and fitness centres have been relaxed by the Government of Alberta. Guests MUST book appointments to use these facilities and follow public health protocols while using these spaces (masking, physical distancing, posting signage about hand washing & physical distancing, etc.) See the Government of Alberta’s guidance for indoor fitness for more details.
If You Are Re-Opening Your Swimming Pool or Hot Tub:
Under sections 43 and 50 of the new Chief Medical Officer of Health Order 02-2021:
- Hotels may rent out meeting rooms for the following purposes ONLY. See page 15 of the AHLA Safe Accommodation Promise guide to for health & safety guidance related to meetings.
- to provide health care services
- to provide child care services
- for elections purposes and related activities
- to undertake jury selections and jury trials
- as a shelter for vulnerable persons
- as a place of worship
- as an indoor market
- as a location for blood donation and collection activities
- as a location for mutual support meetings
- as a location for charitable activities including but not limited to food, clothing, and toy collection and distribution
- to provide counselling services
- to provide consular services
- to provide Federal Mediation and Conciliation services
- as a location for professional or other certification activities, including but not limited to recertification training or exams
- to provide a location for group physical activity to occur
- as a location for the exclusive use of a person and any member of their household
- A single guest or household may use a hotel swimming pool, hot tub, whirlpool, or fitness centre, with or without a trainer. Guests MUST book appointments to use these facilities and follow public health protocols while using these spaces (masking, physical distancing, postage signage about hand washing & physical distancing, etc.) See the Government of Alberta’s guidance for indoor fitness for more details. See page 17 of the AHLA Safe Accommodation Promise guide to for health & safety guidance related to meetings.
- Depending on layout/access, hot tubs and saunas would not be permitted to be rented separately from the pool. For example, a pool that has a smaller hot tub/whirlpool next to the main physical pool would require the full space to be rented by one person/household.
- Please note, the Government of Alberta website currently states that individual workouts without a trainer are not permitted. The AHLA has confirmed with the government that a trainer need NOT be present, but the facilities must be booked for exclusive use by one individual or household. The government will be updating their website shortly.