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Stop the Spike - Expanded Public Health Measures

Posted on May. 10 2021

New mandatory health restrictions are now in effect provincewide. Follow the rules to help stop the spike of COVID-19 and protect the health system.

Additional restrictions apply to communities with high case rates - more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and 30+ active cases. Communities with lower active cases must continue to follow all provincewide restrictions. Learn more.

New high case area restrictions:

  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 5 people (no more than 2 household cohorts is encouraged)
  • Outdoor fitness, recreation and performance activities are prohibited, except with household members or 2 close contacts if you live alone
  • Funeral services limited to 10 people (receptions remain prohibited)
  • Places of worship limited to 15 people
  • Personal and wellness services must close
  • Retail stores limited to 10% of fire code capacity or 5 customers
  • Any workplace with transmission of 3 or more cases must close for 10 days (work camps, essential and critical services are exempt)

New provincewide restrictions:

  • Restaurants, pubs and cafes open for takeout or delivery only
  • K to 12 schools shift to online learning until May 25
  • All post-secondary learning shift to online learning
  • All indoor fitness facilities must close, including for 1-on-1 training
  • Indoor sport, recreation and performance activity is prohibited

Other restrictions to remain in place:

  • No indoor social gatherings
  • Health, social, and professional services open by appointment only
  • Working from home is mandatory unless the employer requires the employee's physical presence to operate effectively
  • Masks are required indoors in all worksites unless they are at a work station that is distanced from others

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Enhanced Public Health Measures 

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