The Alberta government has provided a list of new COVID-19 measures to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Below are the new measures:
Effective immediately, mandatory restrictions on social gatherings are in effect provincewide. These measures will be in place until further notice and include:
l No indoor social gatherings are permitted in any setting, including workplaces.
* Outdoor social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
* Funeral services and wedding ceremonies must follow all public health guidance and are limited to a maximum of 10 in-person attendees. Receptions are not permitted.
* In all schools, grades 7 to 12 will move to at-home learning on Nov. 30, ending in-person classes early.
* Students in early childhood services and Grades K-6 will remain learning in-person until Dec. 18.
* All students will return to at-home learning after the winter break and resume in-person learning on Jan. 11, 2021.
* These measures are mandatory.
* Diploma exams are optional for the rest of the school year. Students and their families can choose whether to write the exam or receive an exemption for the January, April, June and August 2021 exam sessions.
Measures for regions under enhanced status
* Effective immediately, mandatory restrictions on places of worship, businesses and services are in effect in areas under enhanced status. These measures will be in place until further notice.
Places of worship
* Places of worship are limited to a maximum of one-third normal attendance per service.
* Physical distancing between households and masking are required.
* Faith-based leaders are encouraged to move services online.
* In-person faith group meetings can continue, but must maintain physical distancing and public health measures must be followed.
Businesses and services
* Starting Nov. 27, business and service restrictions fall under three categories: closed for in-person business, open with restrictions, and open by appointment only. Impacts by category are available here: alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.
* These measures will remain in place for three weeks, but will be extended if needed.
* Most retail businesses may remain open with capacity limited to 25 per cent of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code.
*Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person visits to retail locations, shop local and use curbside pickup, delivery and online services, where possible.
Restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges open with restrictions
* Maximum of 6 people from the same immediate household at a table and no movement between tables.
* People who live alone can meet with up to 2 non-household contacts as long as they’re the same two throughout the duration of these restrictions.
* Only seated eating and drinking is permitted. No other services or entertainment will be allowed, including billiards, games or darts.
*Liquor can be sold until 10 pm and food-serving establishments must close to in person-dining at 11 pm. Liquor sales apply to casinos, but casinos are not required to close at 11 pm.
* Establishments are also prohibited from offering activities such as live performances of any kind including muical, comedic and theatrical, billiard, arcade, video or dart games.
Specific measures for Calgary, Edmonton and surrounding communities
* Mandatory mask requirements.
* Effective immediately, a new mandatory mask requirement for indoor workplaces is in place for Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding areas.
This includes any location where employees are present, and applies to visitors, including delivery personnel, and employees or contractors.