New public health measures are now recommended to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowed spaces. Effective today:
- Mass gatherings are now limited to no more than 50 attendees.
- This includes: conferences, worship gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals.
- This does not include: grocery stores, shopping centres, health care facilities, airports, the legislature and other essential services.
- Albertans are prohibited from attending public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities.
- This includes gyms, swimming pools, arenas, science centres, museums, art galleries, community centres, children’s play centres, casinos, racing entertainment centres and bingo halls.
- Albertans are restricted from attending bars and nightclubs, where minors are prohibited by law.
- Sit-down restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, food courts and other food-serving facilities, including those with minors-allowed liquor license, are limited to 50% capacity to a maximum of 50 people.
- Take-out, delivery or drive-through service is permitted.
- Licensed facilities are permitted to deliver liquor.
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.