Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced strict measures to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 on May 4th. Most new restrictions come into force effective May 5 and will remain in place for at least three weeks.
- Starting on May 6, every Albertan 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
- On May 10, Albertans ages 12 to 29 (born in 2009 to 1992), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
- Masks are mandatory for all indoor workplaces.
- Masks are mandatory on public transit, public vehicles (for-hire) and in all public indoor spaces.
- All indoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited.
- Close contacts are limited to household members only.
- Places of worship will also be limited to 15 people.
- Outdoor gatherings will be limited to five people.
- The number of people who can attend funerals limited to 10 people.
Alberta Capital Region Services:
- Edmonton Valley Zoo — outdoor spaces open
- Public Libraries – closed
- Lost or impounded cats and dogs – Open with restrictions
- Parks — Open
- Disc golf courses — Open
- Outdoor Skateparks — Open
- YMCA – Open
City of Edmonton
- All recreation centres are closed.
The following locations with in-person services will be closed. Most locations will still offer services via phone, email or mail:
- Edmonton Service Centre
- ETS services
- Property Taxes
- Permit, Licensing and Payment services
- City Hall Service Counter
- Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board Front Counter
- Waste Services – Reuse Centre
- Office of the City Clerk
- Safe and Healthy Communities
The following service counters will be open for services by appointment only:
WHAT IS CLOSED
- Indoor dining closed; Patio dining closed effective May 9, 11:59 p.m.
- Gyms closed, All indoor fitness activities are prohibited.
- Personal and wellness services – hair salons, barbers, nail salons, estheticians, tattoos and piercing, must close effective at 11:59 pm on May 9.
- Trade shows
- Auditoria and concert venues
- Non-approved/licensed markets
- Community centres except for School-related children’s sports and activities
- All levels of sport except for School-related children’s sports and activities (professional, semi-professional, collegiate/universities and amateur) unless given an exemption by the chief medical officer of health.
- Festivals and Events
- Movie theatres
- Museums and galleries
- Indoor entertainment centres including amusement parks, water parks, bingo halls and racing centres
- All youth and adult indoor sport, performance and recreation activities are prohibited. This applies to all youth activities, including for students still learning in classrooms.
- All outdoor sports and recreation are now prohibited except with members of your household or if living alone, two close contacts.
WHAT ARE OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
- Retail services must limit customer capacity to 10 per cent of fire code occupancy (not including staff) or a minimum of five customers. The 10 per cent capacity limit at shopping malls will exclude common area square footage.
- Faith services are limited to in-person attendance of 15 people.
- Hotels and motels can remain open but pools and recreation facilities must close.
- Professional services such as lawyers, mediators, accountants and photographers: open by appointment only and not permitted to offer walk-in services.
- Parks, Ski Hills – Open
- Outdoor recreation like outdoor skating rinks.
- Health services, including physiotherapy or acupuncture, social or protective services, shelters for vulnerable persons, emergency services, child care, and not-for-profit community kitchens or charitable kitchens will remain open for in-person attendance.
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