As the voice of the trade and consumer show industry we recognize that in times of uncertainty there is a need for access to clear and reliable information. CAEM has created this page a central hub where you can find the tools and resources required to re-open safely.
PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS AND REOPENING INFORMATION
On February 8th, Premier Jason Kenney announced a 3-step plan to gradually lift public health measures. With the move to Step 1, which was implemented February 8th at midnight, the Restrictions Exemption Program was ended. This means proof of vaccination is no longer required to access many public spaces, including trade and consumer shows.
Step 2 of Alberta’s reopening plan came into effect on March 1st and includes the following:
- Capacity limits are lifted for all venues.
- Limits on social gatherings are removed.
- The provincial mask mandate is lifted in most settings. However, masking will still be required in the following high-risk settings: on public transit, at Alberta Health Services-operated and contracted facilities and all continuing care settings.
- Municipal bylaws may continue to be in effect.
- Albertans may wish to consider individual risk factors and choose to wear masks in other public indoor settings.
- Restrictions on interactive activities, liquor service and operating hours are lifted.
- Mandatory work-from-home requirement is removed.
Full details are available here.
Premier John Horgan announced that effective February 16th capacity limits would be lifted for personal gatherings, organized gatherings and events, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, exercise and fitness, and adult sports tournaments. This means that trade and consumer shows can operate at 100% capacity.
Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced on March 10th that effective March 11th the mask mandate order is revoked.
On April 8, 2022 at 12:01 am, further restrictions were lifted:
- Proof of vaccination no longer required under public health order to access businesses, events and services
- Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry
- Businesses will no longer need a COVID-19 safety plan. They must follow communicable disease guidance from WorkSafeBC
Please visit the BC government website for more information.
Effective March 1, the proof of vaccination requirement is no longer in place and capacity limits for events have been lifted.
The mask mandate for indoor spaces was lifted on March 15th.
Please visit the Manitoba government website for more information.
As of February 28th, proof of vaccination is no longer required. Venues are at full capacity.
All remaining restrictions were lifted on March 14th including the mandatory wearing of masks.
Please visit the New Brunswick government website for more information.
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Capacity restrictions, proof of vaccination and the mask mandate are no longer in effect as of March 14th.
Please visit the Newfoundland & Labrador government website for more information.
A 3-phase reopening plan was enacted on February 14th.
As of February 28th, proof of vaccination is no longer required in public settings.
Phase 3 is now in effect in Nova Scotia. Capacity limits are now lifted, social distancing is no longer required, and the mask mandate has been lifted.
Please visit the Nova Scotia government website for more information.
The following changes to public health and workplace safety measures are in effect as of March 1, 2022. For the full list of measures in effect, see O. Reg. 364/20.
- capacity limits have been lifted in all indoor public settings
- proof of vaccination requirements have been lifted
- businesses and organizations may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry
The mask mandate was lifted on March 21 as well as remaining regulatory requirements for businesses including passive screening and safety plans. You will find the deck from the Ministry of Health technical briefing here.
Please visit the Ontario government website for more information
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Step 1 – 17 February
- Up to 50% capacity; organizers required to maximize use of space to allow for as much physical distancing as possible
- Additional guidance on public health measures here
The PEI Vax Pass was discontinued on February 28th
Step 2 – 17 March
- Up to 75% capacity; organizers required to maximize use of space to allow for as much physical distancing as possible
- Mask mandate remains in place indoors
Step 3 – April 6th
- Capacity limits lifted
The mask mandate was lifted on May 6th.
Please visit the PEI government website for more information.
Currently trade and consumer shows can operate at full capacity with no restrictions in place
On February 16th, the vaccine passport requirement was lifted in retail businesses over 1500m2, including trade and consumer shows.
The mask mandate in public spaces was lifted on May 14th.
Please visit the Quebec government website for more information.
The proof of vaccination requirement for certain public facilities was lifted on February 14th with mandatory masking in indoor public spaces lifted on February 28th.
There are no capacity limits in place in Saskatchewan for public venues.
Please visit the Saskatchewan government website for more information.