Guidance updates in progress

Alberta’s guidance documents are being streamlined so they remain easy to understand and up-to-date with current public health measures. Guidance has been removed for businesses and activities not currently permitted. Other guidance documents, where appropriate, will be replaced with more up-to-date versions. If you can’t find the guidance you’re looking for, please consult the general operational guidance for public health requirements applicable to all settings and activities.

New business restrictions in effect

Mandatory restrictions are in effect provincewide to reduce case numbers. Changes include some business closures, in-person service restrictions and capacity limits. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.

If your business is open, you must follow all public health orders and general and sector-specific guidance.


Guidance is available to help businesses, communities and organizations operate safely. They should:

  • follow the general guidance and relevant sector-specific guidance documents
  • identify and implement measures to comply with public health measures and workplace guidance to reduce the risk among staff and customers

An optional template is available to help businesses determine the steps they should take when reopening:

General guidance

This guidance supports all workplaces.

Sector guidance

Businesses, community and cultural events, and organizations

Disability service providers (June 2020)

Drive-in events (April 2021)

Homeless shelters (AHS)

Libraries (April 2021)

Performing arts (April 2021)

Places of worship (March 2021)

Child care

Family day homes (April 2021)

Preschools, daycare and out-of-school care (April 2021)


K-12 school re-entry guidance:

Retail, manufacturing, industrial and commerce

Office buildings (September 2020)

Retail businesses (April 2021)

Warehouses (June 2020)

Restaurant and food sector

Food processing facilities (June 2020)

Food service and sales (April 2021)

Sport and recreation

Rodeos (April 2021)

Sport, fitness and recreation (April 2021)

Swimming pools and whirlpools (April 2021)

Guidance documents in other languages

Facts on emerging evidence

We continue to review emerging evidence around COVID-19 and the best ways to protect Albertans.

These fact sheets summarize some of the recent literature on ways COVID-19 is transmitted, masks and aerosol transmission.

Alberta Biz Connect

Support is available to help businesses and non-profits reopen and resume operations safely.

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