Public Health Restrictions

Public Health Restrictions (Mass Gatherings & Schools)

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Alberta has implemented new public health restrictions.

  • Effective immediately, student attendance at schools is prohibited.
  • Effective immediately, in-person classes at post-secondary institutions are cancelled until further notice. Campuses remain open.
  • Government is working with post-secondary institutions to ensure students are not prevented from being eligible for admission to post-secondary studies for the upcoming school year.
  • All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs are closed indefinitely.
  • All long-term care and other continuing care facilities are advised to limit visitation to essential visitors only. See Information for People Visiting Patients for more information.
  • Places of worship are no longer exempt from restrictions on mass gatherings.
  • To limit the amount of time Albertans are spending in large crowds and crowded spaces, all Albertans are prohibited from attending public recreational facilities and private entertainment facilities, including gyms, swimming pools, arenas, science centres, museums, art galleries, community centres, children’s play centres, casinos, racing entertainment centres, and bingo halls.
  • Sit-down restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, food courts and other food-serving facilities, including those with a minors-allowed liquor license, are limited to 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 50 people. Take-out, delivery or drive-through service is permitted. Licensed facilities will also be permitted to deliver liquor.
  • Until further notice, all Albertans are restricted from attending bars and nightclubs, where minors are prohibited by law.


The following events are cancelled:

  • Events with more than 50 attendees.
    • This includes large sporting events, conferences and community events, as well as worship gatherings and family events – including weddings and funerals.
    • Grocery stores, shopping centres, health-care facilities, airports, the legislature and other essential services are not included in this mandatory closure.
    • Likewise, at this time not-for-profit community kitchens, soup kitchens and religious kitchens are exempt, but sanitization practices are expected to be in place and support will be in place for this practice.

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