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COVID-19 Restrictions Update

Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and will implement the following new health measures effective September 16 at 12:01 a.m.

Workplaces

  • Mandatory work-from-home measures are in place unless the employer has determined a physical presence is required for operational effectiveness.

Outdoor Events and Facilities with no indoor portion (excluding washrooms): 

  • No attendance restrictions.
  • Two-metre physical distancing must be in place.

Children’s Sport/Performance/Recreation (extracurricular sports, performance, recreation and special interest) 

  • Indoor activities are permitted, with requirements for two-metre physical distancing and masking where possible, and symptom screening for participants.
  • Youth aged 18 and under are not required to mask or maintain physical distancing during a physical activity, such as a team sport.
  • Spectator attendance is limited to one-third fire code capacity. Attendees must be masked and ensure physical distancing between different households or an individual who lives alone and their two close contacts.
  • There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.

Children’s Activities 

  • Children’s day camps must have two-metre physical distancing between participants and masking indoors.
  • Children’s overnight camps must follow cohort models.

Effective September 20

Retail, entertainment and recreation facilities (includes any indoor venues, libraries, conferences, rental spaces, concerts, nightclubs, casinos and similar) 

  • Attendance is limited to one-third fire code capacity and
  • Attendees are only permitted to attend with their household or two close contacts for those living alone.
  • Attendees must be masked and have two-metre physical distancing between households.
  • NOTE: These facilities are eligible to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Adult (over 18 years old) sport, fitness, performance, and recreation

  • Indoor activities 
    • No indoor group classes or activities are permitted.
    • One-on-one training or individual workouts are permitted but three-metre physical distancing is required.
    • No contact between players;
    • Indoor competitions are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.
  • There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.

NOTE: These facilities and programs are eligible to implement the “Restrictions Exemption Program” (see below). Specific exemptions may also be granted on a case-by-case basis. (no further details at this time)


Restrictions Exemption Program

Starting Sept. 20 

  • Vaccine-eligible individuals will be required to provide government-issued proof of immunization or a negative privately paid COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours to access a variety of participating social, recreational and discretionary events and businesses throughout the province.
  • To enter certain spaces that are participating in the program, including restaurants, bars and indoor organized events, people aged 12 and older will be required to show their proof of vaccination or a negative recent test result.
  • Businesses that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program would operate as usual, provided they are serving only people who have proof of immunization or who have a recent privately paid negative test, as per the requirements in place. This means they could immediately and without restriction serve any individual eligible for vaccination who: 
    • Has proof of double vaccination (note that for a transitional period between Sept. 20 and Oct. 25, proof of a single dose would be considered acceptable as long as the dose was given two weeks or more before the time of service).
    • Has documentation of a medical exemption.
    • Has proof of a recent (within the previous 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or Rapid Test). The test may not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.
    • Those under age 12 would not need to provide proof of immunization or a negative test to enter a participating business.

This program would not apply to businesses or entities that need to be accessed for daily living.


NOTE: Albertans can access copies of their COVID-19 vaccination records through MyHealth Records. For the time being, Albertans should avoid logging into MyHealth Records to download their records.

The printable card, which was going to be made available on Sept. 16, will now be available on Sept. 19.


COVID-19 Resources

  • Click here for COVID-19 orders and legislation.
  • Click here for current public health measures in place.
  • Click here for current COVID-19 governmental and financial resources.
  • Click here for workplace guidance documents.

THANK YOU for respecting all health measures in place.