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On December 8, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced new mandatory public health measures for businesses to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Effective December 13, 2020, all restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes must close to in-person service. This includes all temporary outdoor patios and sidewalk cafes. Take out, curbside pickup and delivery services are allowed.

Outdoor retail expansions may continue provided they follow the Province’s requirement to reduce customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy.

COVID-19 Support
Do you have questions about the City of Edmonton or support available to you? Email and we'll do our very best to help. 


Your Success is Our Business

Do you have questions about how to start a new business in Edmonton? We recommend reaching out to our one-on-one business support program. Since the program’s inception, we have helped over 1500 business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the challenges that come with starting a new business. 

Our one-on-one support program experts can talk you through the business licensing and permitting process to ensure your experience goes smoothly. During a one-one-on support appointment we can also help you explore location options for your business.
If you have already applied for a business licence and have questions about your application, please call 311.

One-on-One Small Business Support Form

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