On April 6, the Government of Alberta announced the move back into Step 1 of its Path Forward, effective 11:59pm. This includes COVID-19 restrictions for retail, hotels and community halls, performance groups, youth sports, performance and recreation. Additional restrictions for restaurants took effect April 9 at noon. Step 1 restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
Under the new measures, all retail services and shopping malls must limit customer capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy, not including staff. This includes individual stores and common areas. Curbside pickup, delivery and online services are encouraged.
Restaurants, Bars, lounges and cafes
Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for outdoor patio service, with restrictions.
For further information on current health measures for businesses, please see the businesses and services restrictions section at alberta.ca/covid19.