Stony Plain Road Business Association Update – February 9, 2021

Alberta’s COVID-19 Update – February 8, 2021

Effective Monday, February 8, 2021: 

  • Restaurants can open for in-person dining
  • Children and youth can participate in limited school and team sport 
  • One-on-one indoor fitness training is permitted, by appointment only.

Indoor Fitness 

  • Only one-on-one or one-on-one household training is permitted for indoor fitness activities (for example, in dance studios, swimming pools, training figure skating on ice, one-on-one lessons).
  • Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.
  • Individual workouts without a trainer are not permitted.

Safety requirements:

  • One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between pairs of trainers and clients (aka sessions) in the same facility.
  • Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
  • Trainers must remain masked during the session. Clients are not required to wear a mask while doing high intensity exercise.
  • Wherever possible, maintain:
    • 2 metres physical distance between trainers and clients for low intensity training
    • 3 metres physical distance between trainers and clients for high intensity training
  • More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. with restrictions:
    • Each trainer and client pair must stay 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
    • Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
    • No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed.
    • No ‘cycling through’ multiple trainers as in circuit training.

Restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges and cafes

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for in-person service, with restrictions.

  • 6 people per table maximum – individuals must be from the same household or the 2 close contacts for a person living alone.
  • Tables and dining parties must be 2 metres apart.
  • Contact information must be collected from one person of the dining party.
  • Liquor service ends at 10 pm.
  • In-person dining must close by 11 pm.
  • No entertainment allowed (VLTs, pool tables, live music, etc.).

SPR’s Recruitment Specialist to Reach out to Businesses

The Stony Plain Road Business Association’s new Recruitment Specialist, James Wilson, will be reaching out to a number of SPR businesses over the next few weeks. He might be stopping by in person or phoning you. James wants to get to know some of you and get your opinions on a variety of topics. If you would like to talk to James and give him feedback on SPR or how we are doing as a Business Association, you can reach him at and he would happy to schedule a chat! 

Call for photos, writers and SPANN Committee Members! 

As we move into a new year of SPANN we are looking for business members, community members and anyone who is invested in the Stony Plain Road area to contribute articles, photos and more! If you are interested in contributing to SPANN please contact our new editor, Megan Lala at 

SPANN this year will also have an editorial committee. If you are interested in applying to sit on this committee you can also reach out to Megan ( and she will reach out to you! 

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