Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.  Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Public and Private Gatherings

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1. Public and Private Gatherings

On April 23, 2020, the province announced a plan to gradually lift restrictions on business and services in five phases beginning May 4, 2020.

Restrictions limiting the size of indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings to a maximum of 10 people remain in effect.

Saskatchewan residents must continue to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Extended Households

With caution and under the following conditions, one or two close families may form an extended household group:

  • Your families or friends must remain consistent. Do not visit different families or friends every day.
  • Gatherings must follow the public health order and be no more than 10 people.
  • People in the same extended household group without high-risk people can be closer than two metres.
  • If you are going to create an extended household group, consider if any member of the group has chronic health conditions that would put them at greater risk, or if they are in close contact with someone who could be vulnerable.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Continue to practise everyday preventive actions in the new normal, including:
    • Practising proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into a tissue or the bend of your elbow);
    • Washing your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Maintain a two-metre distance with people who are not in your extended household group.

You should always be aware of who you have been in contact with over the past two weeks. These are the people who would need to be contacted by public health if you were to test positive for COVID-19.

How to form an extended household group

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. Compassionate Care Visitor Restrictions at SHA Facilities

On April 23, 2020, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced further measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors will not be permitted in Saskatchewan Health Authority hospitals or care facilities except for compassionate reasons. We recognize how difficult this is for patients and families, but this decision is guided by the need to protect our patients and health care teams.

Compassionate reasons may include immediate family during end-of-life care, family of patients prior to a major surgery or visitors aiding in clinical care (at the discretion of the patient's care provider).

One healthy visitor is allowed at a time for in-person visits for compassionate reasons. This can include a spouse, common-law spouse, child or stepchild, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or a support person with whom the resident has had an equivalent relationship.

Until we are able to safely allow visitors back into our healthcare facilities, we encourage you to consider other ways to stay connected such as phone calls or online means of communication.

Visit Guidance for Health Care Facilities for more information on Compassionate Care Visitation, Personal Items and Virtual Visiting.

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3. Guidance for Drive-In or Remote Worship Services

The current restriction remains that no more than 10 people can be gathered in one place while still being able to maintain physical distancing of two metres. There is currently not a timeline available for when these limits may change.

Services may be delivered as drive-in services where individuals remain in their vehicles with no contact between worshippers, and only individuals from the same household occupy the same vehicle.

Drive-in services must be in designated parking lots of staging areas and also meet the following conditions:

  • Event organizers need adequate measures to keep people from leaving their vehicles while at service.
  • Vehicles must be separated by at least two metres.
  • Access to facilities, including washrooms, is discouraged. Where washroom access must be provided, provisions must be made to ensure frequent cleaning and disinfection throughout the event.
  • Appropriate social distancing practices between persons who need to leave the vehicle to access washroom facilities is maintained at all times.
  • No food or beverage service.
  • All other services must be suspended including picnic areas and play areas.
  • Anyone who is unwell or symptomatic must remain home.
  • Event organizers are required to provide proposals and field questions to local public health officials to ensure the event does not risk transmission of COVID-19.

Online (via Zoom, YouTube, etc.), as long as no more than 10 people are in the place of worship at one time and are strictly observing all social distancing protocols.

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