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News (Alberta): Updated Guidance on Performing Arts Activities

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News (Alberta): Updated Guidance on Performing Arts Activities

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On September 11, 2020, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province will allow limited band practices, indoor singing and concerts involving wind instruments. The following guidance documents on have been updated to reflect these changes:
The above guidance documents replace the guidance for live music, dance and theatre document, which has been archived. Please note that General relaunch guidance has also been updated as of September 11.
All guidance documents published on include a date (in parentheses) that indicates when it was last updated. If there is an inconsistency in policy between two documents, the document with the most recent update supersedes all others for the section(s) that conflicts. 

Relevant guidance documents for the arts sector

The following relaunch guidance documents (listed below in order of most recently updated) may be of interest to arts organizations and the wider arts community: 
Guidance documents in languages other than English are also available on

Flexibility for cohort groups

Cohort groups are small groups of people whose members do not always keep two metres apart. Performing arts groups may be interested to know:
  • Performers can have a cohort of up to 50 people (cast members or performers)
  • People can be part of a sports/performing cohort and a household cohort at the same time
Learn more by reviewing the guidance for Cohort groups
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