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Public health measures will be lifted in 3 stages as the Omicron wave subsides and pressure on the health-care system eases. Albertans can help make that possible by getting every vaccine dose they are eligible for.

Alberta entered Step 2 on March 1.

Alberta entered Step 2 on March 1. The following changes came into effect at that time.

  • Any remaining school requirements removed (for example: Kindergarten to grade 6 cohorting).
  • Youth screening activities for entertainment and sport activities removed.
  • Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues lifted.
  • Restrictions lifted on interactive activities, table limits, liquor sales and closing times for bars, restaurants and other food serving businesses.
  • Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits lifted, including for all wedding and funeral events.
  • Mandatory work-from-home requirements lifted.
  • Provincial mask mandate lifted except:
    • on municipal and intra-provincial public transit for Albertans 13 and older
    • at AHS-operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings

Alberta entered Step 1 on February 9. The following changes came into effect at that time.

  • Restrictions Exemption Program removed, along with most associated restrictions.
  • Capacity limits are extended to all large facilities and entertainment venues (500+), but food and beverage consumption is now allowed in seats.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between households is encouraged, operators should facilitate distancing between patrons where possible.
  • Mandatory masking requirements removed for:
    • children under 13 in all settings as of February 14
    • students of any age attending K-12 schools and participating in school activities as of February 14