Coronavirus Canada Updates: You Can Get Fined $1,000 For Hanging Out With Your Friends In Alberta

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Bars penalized for breaking COVID rules
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Bars penalized for breaking COVID rules

With the recent announcement of additional health measures, there has been a lot of new Alberta COVID-19 information in circulation and with that, several new rules and regulations that residents have to follow.

When Jason Kenney announced the banning of indoor social gatherings and a new outdoor gathering limit of 10 people, he mentioned that breaking these orders will be punishable by law.

He said he was looking to allow peace officers to dole out fines to rule-breakers. According to the provincial guidelines, you can get fined $1,000 for breaking gathering restrictions.

Right now, Albertans are only allowed to see their immediate household members inside homes.

While we are allowed to gather in groups of 10 outdoors, those gatherings need to allow for social distancing and cannot have any indoor component at all.

If you live alone, you can select two people to act as your immediate household.

Even in restaurant settings, Albertans have to sit with only the people they live with at a maximum of six people per table.

While these rules are new, they’re worth getting familiar with so you don’t get hit with a big old fine.


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