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Effective December 17, all private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to immediate households only.  Review all public health measures 

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Public and Private Gatherings

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1. Public and Private Gatherings

All people, including children and babies, are counted in the private or public gathering size limits.

Private Gatherings

Starting December 17, all private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to immediate households (people you currently live with) only.  Single individuals (a person who resides on their own) are permitted to meet with one household of less than five (always the same household).

For clarity, a person who resides on their own may not visit or host multiple households and households may not visit or host multiple persons who reside on their own. 

Co-parenting arrangements are permitted to continue.  Caregivers, support personnel and tradespersons are permitted.

Public Gatherings

As of December 17th, people may meet and greet outdoors with up to 10 people only, provided physical distancing between households can be maintained. 

Indoor public banquets, conferences, wedding and funeral receptions in public venues will be limited to 30 people. Food or beverages may not be present or served.

While fishing is an allowable activity, it is recommended that ice shacks (i.e., enclosed shelters for use in ice fishing) only be used by occupants who are members of the same immediate household (i.e., people you currently live with).  However, if people from different immediate households are in the same shack, they must have room to be at least two metres apart and must wear masks.  

Public gatherings of any size beyond your immediate household are strongly discouraged at this time.

The gathering size restriction does not apply to:

  • Settings where people are distributed into multiple rooms or buildings, workplaces and home-based businesses while they are operating as a business (including in-home daycares).  Home-based businesses are considered a workplace for the time the service is being provided, and not a private indoor gathering.  As such, owners/operators of these facilities should be following guidance available in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan applicable to their place of business.  
  • Home-based businesses should be following Indoor Mandatory Masking Requirements.
  • Critical public service or an allowable business service.
  • Events and activities to the extent that the guidelines applicable to those events or activities found in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan explicitly permits or requires an alternative gathering size for a specific event or activity. In such a case, the gathering size explicitly permitted or required shall not be exceeded and specified physical distancing shall be maintained.

Drive-In Events (Parades, Graduations, Gatherings)

Guidance on Car-based Drive-In Events

This guidance is intended for car parades and drive-in events such as graduations and fireworks. It excludes drive-in religious services and drive-in theatres as they have specific guidance.

See current and long-term restrictions in place in Saskatchewan.

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2. Family Presence and Visitor Restrictions at Health Care Facilities

Effective Thursday, November 19, 2020, visits to all long-term care facilities and personal care homes are suspended, except for compassionate reasons as outlined in the policy below. This public health measure will be in effect until December 17, 2020, and then subject to review by Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer.

The decision to restrict visitor/family presence is not taken lightly. These measures are in place to keep you, your loved ones and health care workers safe. Your support and cooperation will help contain the spread of the virus.

  • Two family members or support persons can be identified to support patients and residents.
  • Only one family member or support person can be present in the facility at a time.
  • Two people can be present at one time if physical distancing can be maintained for:
    • Critical care/intensive care patients
    • End of life/palliative care patients or residents
    • Maternal Services Units (Maternal and Postpartum Units, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Units)
  • Additional family members or support persons may be identified for end of life, palliative and intensive/critical care, as outlined in the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Family Presence Guidelines.

For more information on Family Presence and Visitor Restrictions, Personal Items and Virtual Visiting, visit Guidance for Health Care Facilities.

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3. Guidance for Drive-In or Remote Worship Services

Places of Worship Guidelines are found in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

 

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