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Alberta retail capacity guidance changed (again)

February 10, 2022

The Government of Alberta has again updated its direction coming out of yesterday’s announcement related to increasing retail capacity limits, as part of a plan that will remove almost all COVID restrictions by the end of February.

While yesterday evening Alberta government officials advised RCC that all retail capacity restrictions have been lifted, and amended their website to reflect this position, following an internal meeting between Alberta government departments today, the province has again updated its website and confirmed with RCC that the following capacity rules apply, effective immediately:


All previous capacity limits lifted on all retail and shopping malls. However, large retail facilities must limit capacity to:

  • 50% if a store has fire occupancy capacity over 1,000.
  • 500 attendees if the store has a fire occupancy limit between 500 and 1,000.
  • No capacity limit if the store has a fire occupancy limit under 500.

It’s expected that all retail limits, as well as the mandatory masking requirement will be fully lifted on March 1, 2022. 

For questions or more information contact

John Graham
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)
204 926-8624