COVID-19 public health orders are enforceable by law.
Public Health Orders remain the authority of Alberta Health Services, and all complaints must be filed via its online reporting portal. A Public Health Inspector will review each complaint and dispatch the appropriate enforcement agency. Town peace offices cannot act on Covid complaints until a report is filed with AHS public health inspectors.
Examples of COVID-19 violations:
- A person that is not following self-isolation restrictions
- A concern about a workplace that is not following health and safety restrictions to protect its employees
- A business or public place that is not following restrictions
- A mass-gathering
To report a COVID-19 Public Health Order Violation, please click here.
For the most current list of restrictions, please refer to https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Violators may be subject to tickets of $1,000 per occurrence. Courts could administer fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for a subsequent offence for more serious violations.
You can submit a complaint online to Alberta Health Services (AHS) public health inspectors if you are concerned that an establishment or person is not following public health orders. Public health inspectors will investigate the complaint.
Source: Alberta Health Services