Follow New Restrictions
Banff is in a State of Local Emergency and the Government
of Alberta introduced new restrictions to stop the rapid spread of the virus in all communities in Alberta.
Effective immediately (December 8):
- No social gatherings - indoor or outdoors
- Masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces
Effective Saturday, December 13 at midnight:
- Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes closed to in-person service
- Retail services, including malls, must reduce customer capacity to 15%
- Places of worship limited to 15% capacity for in-person attendance
- Entertainment and indoor recreation facilities must close
- Outdoor recreation is permitted, but indoor facilities except washrooms to close
- Personal and wellness services, like hair and nail salons, must close
- Health services, like physio and acupuncture, remain open by appointment only
- Hotels remain open but no spas, pools or in-person dining. Room services only
- Working from home is mandatory unless a physical presence is required for operational effectiveness
Continue to follow the restrictions and health protocols to make Banff safe.
Visit banff.ca/covid#Critical for the latest updates.
Alberta Health Services testing site at the Banff Community Health Centre provides tests Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only. Visit banff.ca/covid#testing to learn more.
Banff residents who live in shared accommodation and need isolation space, or people in isolation who need help with deliveries, food, or support services, please contact us at Help@Banff.ca.
Updated support programs for businesses are at available at banff.ca/COVIDbusiness.
Banff Mask Bylaw revised
The mandatory mask bylaw is expanded to cover more of the downtown area and all of Banff Avenue – masks must be worn outside. This adds to the existing requirement for masks to be worn inside all publicly accessible buildings and outside on sidewalks and in the downtown core. The bylaw requires people to wear a close-fitting mask to be worn over the nose and under the chin. Learn more at banff.ca/COVIDmask.