Edmonton Region COVID-19 Restrictions
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Edmonton Region COVID-19 Restrictions

What you need to know about the new measures in the Edmonton region:

Alberta is now under a state of public health emergency. Beginning November 24 and extending for three weeks, additional restrictions are in place for the Edmonton area and other enhanced regions. Here’s what you need to know about the new measures in the Edmonton region:

Gatherings

  • no indoor social gatherings in any setting
  • outdoor gatherings, weddings and funerals max of 10 people
  • no festivals or events
  • places of worship at 1/3 normal attendance with mandatory masking

School and Work

  • grades 7-12 at-home learning Nov 30, 2020 - Jan 11, 2021
  • K-grade 6 at-home learning after break until Jan 11, 2021
  • working from home should be considered, where possible
  • masks are mandatory in all indoor workplaces, except when working alone in an office or a safely distanced cubicle or an appropriate barrier is in place

Restaurants and Bars

  • restaurants, bars, pubs and lounges will be open with restrictions
  • max of 6 people from the same immediate household at a table
  • people who live alone can meet with up to 2 non-household contacts (as long as they’re the same contacts throughout the duration of these restrictions)
  • only seated eating and drinking is permitted.
  • liquor can be sold until 10 p.m. and establishments must close in person-dining at 11 p.m.
  • Albertans are encouraged to use take out, delivery, drive-thru and curbside pick-up options.

Entertainment

  • some entertainment and event services may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of their occupancy
  • these include movie theatres, museums, galleries, libraries, indoor entertainment centres and casinos (slots only; no table games)
  • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person visits and use curbside pick up, delivery and online services instead

Now Closed/Suspended

  • banquet halls, conference centres, indoor playgrounds
  • all levels of team and individual sport

Retail and Grocery Stores

  • most of retail businesses may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of their occupancy
  • these include retail, liquor and cannabis, grocery, clothing, computer and technology, hardware, automotive, pharmacies, farmers markets approved by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and unlicensed outdoor seasonal markets
  • Albertans are encouraged to shop local, limit in-person visits and use curbside pick up, delivery and online services instead.

Fitness and Sport

  • facilities can be open, operating at 25% capacity
  • facilities can be open for individual studio time, training or exercise only
  • there can be no group fitness, group classes, group training, team practices or games
  • these facilities include indoor fitness, recreation, sports and physical activity centres, including dance and yoga studios, martial arts, gymnastics and private or public swimming pool
  • all public health guidance and physical distancing requirements must be followed

Services by Appointment Only
Services open by one-on-one, appointment only (no walk-in services) include:

  • personal services such as hair salons and barbershops, esthetics, manicure, pedicure, body waxing and make-up, piercing and tattoo services
  • wellness services including acupuncture, massage and reflexology
  • professional services such as lawyers, mediators, accountants and photographers
  • private lessons (no private group lessons permitted)
  • hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges

More details about these new measures can be found at alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

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