Restrictions Exemption Program
Provincewide, vaccine-eligible Albertans and visitors to Alberta are required to provide government-issued proof of immunization, a negative privately paid COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours or valid proof of medical exemption to access a variety of participating social, recreational and discretionary events and businesses.
o From Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, has valid proof of a single dose of vaccine received two or more weeks before the time of service; or
o From Oct. 26 and beyond, has proof of a complete vaccine series with the second dose received two weeks or more before the time of service; or
o Has documentation of a medical exemption from a physician or nurse practitioner; or
o Has proof of a recent (within the previous 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or Rapid Test).
The test cannot be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.
New provincewide public health measures in effect as of Sept. 20
For in-scope operators that are eligible but do not implement the Restrictions Exemption program, the following mandatory measures are now in effect:
Weddings and funerals
o The hosting facility would be eligible to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.
Entertainment and recreation facilities (includes any indoor venues, libraries, conferences, rental spaces, concerts, nightclubs, casinos and similar)
Adult sport, fitness, performance and recreation
o No indoor group classes or activities are permitted.
o One-on-one training or individual workouts are permitted but three-metre physical distancing is required.
o No contact between players; indoor competitions are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.
Out-of-scope operators who are not eligible for the Restrictions Exemption Program must follow the public health restrictions as defined in Order 42-2021, including masking and distancing requirements, and occupancy limits.
Public health measures that came into effect on Sept. 16 remain in place provincewide.