Information on Occupancy Load
As per provincial Public Health Orders, retail establishments must limit their occupancy to 1/3 of fire occupancy code effective June 10, 2021.
We recognize that many business owners have questions regarding occupancy load limits, following the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions.
You can roughly determine your occupant load by doing the following:
Some assembly establishments have placards with occupant load posted. You can determine the allowance by viewing the posted load and reducing to 33%.
Retail and other similar type businesses often do not have occupant loads posted. If it is not posted, the code generally allows for 1 person for every 3.7m2.
500m2 area / 3.7m2 = 135 persons
33% capacity = 45 persons
Please note: it is the owner/operator’s responsibility to ensure that all mandated public health measures can be accommodated (such as maintaining 2 meters social distancing).
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.