Food and beverage restrictions lifted; Calgary Flames could return to full capacity March 1st
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By Zach Laing1 year ago
All the best food and beverages can be consumed at the Calgary Saddledome once again.
On Tuesday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced those restrictions, alongside the restrictions exemption program, have been sent to the wayside as the province begins the relaxation of COVID-19 rules.
“It is clear that we passed the peak of our current infections about three weeks ago and are now seeing the result as COVID-related hospital admissions are declining,” Kenney said Tuesday.
“It has always been the government’s approach to keep public health measures in place only so long as they are absolutely necessary to protect public health and our health-care system throughout the pandemic.”
Kenney also announced that, pending hospitalizations, capacity restrictions on large venues and entertainment venues could be lifted on March 1st meaning the Flames would be able to welcome back a full capacity crowd.
The capacity restrictions were put in place on Dec. 1st seeing the province attempting to curb a spike in COVID-19 infections. Alberta followed suit from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, all of whom put in place similar restrictions.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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