New limits on large venues and restaurants come into effect on December 24 at 12:01am.
Indoor entertainment, event and recreation facilities (Effective Dec 24, 2021 at 12:01am)
Indoor facilities that participate in the Restrictions Exemption Program:
- Must limit capacity to 50% if venue seats more than 1,000 people, and 500 people if venue seats between 500 and 1,000 people.
- No food and drink consumption in seated audience settings or during intermissions in the above mentioned venues.
- No capacity or food/drink change for venues under 500 people.
Indoor facilities that do not implement the Restrictions Exemption Program (no change):
- Limit capacity to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
- Require attendees to be be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone.
Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and nightclubs
The following applies to businesses that participate in the Restrictions Exemption Program. Effective Dec 24 at 12:01am):
- Limit of 10 people maximum per table. No mingling between tables.
- No interactive activities (For example: dancing, darts, billiards)
- Liquor service ends at 11pm and must close at 12:30am.
The following applies to businesses that do not implement the Restrictions Exemption Program:
- Indoor dining is not permitted.
- Outdoor dining only with a maximum of 6 people per table (one household or 2 close contacts for those living alone)
- Liquor sales and consumption restrictions apply (sales end at 10pm, consumption by 11pm).
Word of the Day:Intermission: pause or break (between parts of a play, movie, or concert)
*The information in this post is taken from Alberta Government’s website on December 23, 2021: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx