May 5, 2021 Update
On January 29, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced A Path Forward, a roadmap developed to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in the coming months. Starting May 5, additional restrictions come into effect for regions with at least 50 cases per 100,000 people, and at least 30 active cases to slow the spread with all other restrictions remaining in effect. We are working hard to bend the curve and must continue to do everything we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Provincewide, Effective May 5, 2021 unless otherwise noted:
- Gatherings - indoor and outdoor
- All indoor gatherings remain prohibited
- All outdoor social gatherings must be limited to no more than 5 people and a maximum of 2 household cohorts
- Mandatory physical distancing must be maintained at all times between members of different households.
- Fitness, performance & recreation activities - indoor and outdoor
- All indoor sport, performance and recreation activities for youth and adults are prohibited
- Indoor fitness and recreation facilities must close, including for 1-on-1 training.
- All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited except with members of your household.
- Retail & shopping malls
- Retail services must limit customer capacity to 10% of fire code occupancy (not including staff) or a mininum of 5 customers
- Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes (effective May 9, 2021)
- All in-person dining, including patios is prohibited.
- Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges, cafes and food courts can open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery only.
- Entertainment and recreation facilities
- Libraries must close
- All entertainment businesses and entities must remain closed
- Banquet halls, community halls, conference centres and hotels
- Banquet. halls, community halls and conference centres can open for all activities. permitted under Step 1 including hosting weddings (up to 10 people) and funerals (up to 20 people).
- Personal and wellness services
- All personal and wellness services, including hair salons, barbers, nail salons, estheticians, tattoos and piercings, must close.
Other mandatory restrictions still in effect include:
- Masks are mandatory in indoor workplaces in Calgary and surrounding area;
- Mandatory work from home unless employee determines that physical presence is required;
- Hotels can stay open for customers with bookings only;
- All out-of-town travel is discouraged
- All indoor and outdoor social gatherings - public and private - are prohibited
- Funeral and wedding services: Maximum 10 people for weddings and 20 for funerals with no receptions;
- Faith services: Gatherings limited to 15% of fire code occupancy
For a complete list of the new measures, and for more information, visit the Government of Alberta website.