COVID-19 Restrictions & Regulations

Reopening Announcement May 28Parks, playgrounds, bike park & indoor gathering restrictions note: 

On May 28, it was announced that some local restrictions would be easing on June 1. Read the announcement here and check back for the full orders soon.


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Last Updated: May 28, 2020

Below is a list of the major community requirements, restrictions and closures in Chestermere in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For full details, scroll below to the ‘Current Orders and Regulations’ section.

These orders are currently set in place until June 30th and will be monitored and reviewed up to and after that date.  The Chestermere Emergency Management team is in regular communication with numerous health and government officials and agencies and it monitors the statistics and provincial updates daily. If it is deemed safe, the regulations could be lifted, or amended.

During a state of local emergency, City Council empowers the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) in our city to make the decisions they deem necessary to protect our community. Orders are reviewed by a legal team and supported by City Council. Check out this page for a list of which level of government looks after each components of a pandemic.

The Provincial and Federal Government are responsible for province-wide and nation-wide restrictions, and municipalities have the responsibility to manage their own local community via states of emergency.  

In some cases, the Provincial and Federal Orders are more strict, and in some communities, the local authority imposes additional regulations based on their circumstances.  A local authority can strengthen provincial regulations or add community specific rules, but they cannot relax a provincial or federal regulation.  Learn more by reading our FAQ below.

Community Requirements, Restrictions & Closures

  • Home Gatherings: In addition to permanent residents of the home and immediate family, residents can now invite friends to their home as well. It is strongly suggested that any friend is properly screened prior to visiting to ensure that they are not ill. The maximum number of persons allowed at a residence, including friends, family and residents, remains at 15 people.  
  • Contractors for household maintenance are permitted inside a permanent dwelling provided they have been pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms by the homeowner using these questions, and they must wear a face mask while conducting business inside the dwelling. 
  • Anyone who goes out in public must remain at least 2 meters from another person. 
  • All outdoor organized sporting activities are prohibited, including but not limited to soccer teams, football teams, baseball teams, rugby teams, sailing schools, water skiing schools, etc. However, immediate family members can utilize sports fields as long as parents are responsibly and closely monitoring their children, and encouraging them to practice safe physical distancing (staying 2 metres away from any person who is not an immediate family member) and not congregating as per provincial rules (no more than 15 people gathered in one outdoor space.
  • All public and private events, festivals, markets, garage sales, yard sales, bottle drives, block parties, and any activities of a similar nature are prohibited and suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Playgrounds: The City will begin reopening as many playgrounds as possible on Monday, June 1st and additional playgrounds will open in the coming days as inspections, maintenance, and any repairs are made. A list of which playgrounds are open can be found at www.chestermere.ca/opening. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they are monitored and taught about safe play.
  • Bike Park: Starting on June 1st, the pump track and skills loop will reopen at the Bike Park. The updated hours of the park will be Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm, and Friday through Monday from 12:30 to 9:00pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they are monitored and taught about safe play. Visit www.chestermere.ca/bikepark for more information.
  • Skatepark: The skatepark will be opening on June 1st and all regulations about gathering and distancing apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Basketball and Tennis Courts: Basketball courts and tennis courts will also open June 1st but are limited to 4 people using the facility at any given time. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All municipal buildings closed to the public except for the Eco Centre. Read more here.
  • The City has established a confidential hotline for residents to call if they see a business or individual not following provincial or local regulations (403-207-8143).
  • Non-profit groups may no longer gather at physical locations. That includes the Chestermere Recreation Centre and the Synergy Centre for Community Leadership. We know that many of those groups have already moved to online programming, and for that, we thank them. The buildings in which they meet are closed.