February 1, 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. Step 1 changes will come into effect February 8 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.
Step 1 changes (Provincewide, Effective February 8, 2021):
- Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for in-person service.
- Maximum of 6 people per table; individuals must be from the same household or the 2 close contacts for people living alone.
- Contact information must be collected from one person of the dining party
- Liquor service ends at 10:00 p.m.
- In-person dining must close by 11:00 p.m.
- No entertainment allowed (e.g., VLTS, pool tables, live music, etc.)
- Children's sport and performance activities
- Children's sport and performance activities are permitted if related to school activities, such as physical education classes.
- K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions are allowed to use off-site facilities to support curriculum-related educational activities.
- Indoor fitness
- Group or team sports are not permitted
- One-on-one training is permitted (following safety requirements)
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;
- Libraries, science centres, interpretive centres, museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, amusement parks and water parks must close;
- Banquet halls, conference centres, concert venues and sports venues must close;
- Hotels can stay open for customers with bookings only;
- All out-of-town travel is discouraged
- Retail and customer facing businesses will be limited to 15% of fire occupancy limits;
- All indoor and outdoor social gatherings - public and private - are prohibited
- Funeral and wedding services: Maximum 10 people 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.