While they can be an excellent way to maximize the reuse of household items while bringing in some pocket change, they also promote non-essential travel, encourage contact inconsistent with physical distancing protocols, and cannot guarantee their location has been properly and thoroughly sanitized.
The Province of Alberta has stated that businesses offering non-essential goods or services are prohibited from allowing public access into their businesses. These retail businesses may choose to offer online shopping and curbside pick-up. Although the restrictions on businesses don’t necessarily apply to your garage sale, the reality is that the risks are the same. We encourage you to find other ways to access or sell items while maintaining physical distancing, including joining a local Buy & Sell page and offering curbside pick-up.