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Critical Public Services, Allowable Business Services and Events, Activities, and Outdoor Spaces - Effective January 14, 2021


1. Critical Public Services

1. Health Care and Public Health Workers

Services include:

  • 811 and 911 call centre workers
  • Audiologists and/or hearing aid practitioners
  • Businesses that provide products and/or services that support the health sector or that provide health services
  • Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Blood Services
  • Caregivers
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Home services for seniors, the disabled and the vulnerable (i.e. respite services)
  • Occupations in health and social services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry and Optician Services
  • Laboratories and specimen collection centres
  • Medical facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre-hospital and emergency services (i.e. paramedics, dispatchers)
  • Private seniors' residences and services
  • Private professional resources offices (health network)
  • Production, supply and distribution of drugs, vaccines and pharmaceutical goods and medical equipment, including laboratory and research centres
  • Public health inspection
  • Registered massage therapy [i.e. Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan, Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and the Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association registered with the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MOTA)]
  • Specialized resources in accommodation (i.e. domestic violence, homelessness, addictions)
  • Specialized support services for vulnerable populations (i.e. addictions and mental health support counselling)
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Therapy Podiatry

2. Law Enforcement, Public Safety and First Responders

Services include:

  • 911 call centre workers
  • Administrative tribunals, boards and hearings
  • Civil security, coroners and pathology
  • Communication services
  • Corrections
  • Courthouse (staff required to maintain minimum operations)
  • Emergency planning coordination, management and responders
  • Fire alarm / sprinkler services
  • Fire services
  • Forest firefighters and all types of professionals supporting civil security operations
  • Hazardous material responders from government and the private sector
  • Legal and professional services that support the legal and justice system
  • Police services, including the distribution of emergency calls
  • Professional and social services that support the legal and justice system
  • Special constables
  • Security agencies
  • Workers, including contracted vendors, who maintain digital infrastructure supporting law enforcement and emergency service options

3. Government and Community Services

Services include:

  • Academic and medical research
  • All utilities (i.e. power, gas, water/wastewater, telephone) and service providers
  • Resources deemed essential by the municipalities or First Nation Bands (i.e. administration, public workers, etc.)
  • Animal shelters
  • Air ambulance, STARS
  • Asset management services
  • Educators
  • Educators and support staff for child care
  • Election Administrators
  • Food inspection
  • Funeral homes, cremation and cemeteries
  • Income security and social security
  • Online education
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Providers of goods and services for vulnerable citizens
  • Public and independent schools
  • Suicide prevention services
  • Support services for victims of domestic violence
  • Training related to jobs and critical public services
  • Veterinary services and animal care (including animal grooming and boarding services)
  • Waste collection, disposal and recycling

2. Allowable Business Services

4. Production, Processing and Manufacturing and the Supporting Supply Chains

Services include:

  • Production, processing and supply chains of the mining sector
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the forestry sector
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the energy and oil and gas sectors
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the agriculture sector
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the manufacturing sector
  • Businesses, facilities and services that support and carry-out the two-way movement of essential goods within integrated North American and Global supply chains

5. Transportation and Logistics

Services include:

  • Airports and any associated maintenance workers
  • Businesses engaged in or supporting the operation, maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure (i.e. railways, dams, bridges, highways, erosion control structures, etc.)
  • Postal, courier and parcel delivery services
  • Public transport and transport of people
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Service stations and mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries
  • Taxis, ridesharing and paratransit services
  • Transport, storage and distribution of goods

6. Media and Telecommunication

Services Include:

  • Cable distributors
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Local media
  • National media
  • Telecommunications (network and equipment)

7. Construction Including Maintenance and Repair

Services include:

  • Building inspection services
  • Building maintenance, repair and housekeeping
  • Construction firms
  • Rental equipment
  • Services performed by trades people, residential and commercial installation services and landscaping services

8. Services

Services include:

  • Automotive dealers, auto repair and autobody shops
  • Bars, lounges, and night clubs (in accordance with the Public Health Order - Food, Beverage and Liquor Serving Premises)
  • Boats, ATV, RV and snowmobile dealers
  • Businesses providing security services including private security guards, monitoring or surveillance equipment and services
  • Businesses providing staffing services, including temporary help
  • Businesses that supply office products and services
  • Cleaners, drycleaners and laundromats
  • Clothing stores
  • Convenience stores (except open prepared self-serve food products)
  • Flower shops
  • Garden centres, greenhouses and landscape retailers
  • Gas stations (except open prepared self-serve food products), diesel, propane and heating fuel providers
  • Gift, book and stationery stores
  • Grocery and other food stores (except open prepared self-serve food products)
  • Hardware, home supply and appliance stores
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities, including student residences
  • Land registration services, real estate agent and real estate appraisal service
  • Medical supplies and services
  • Mobile, billboard and electronic sign services
  • Movers
  • Music, electronic and entertainment stores
  • Pawn shops
  • Pesticide applicators and exterminators
  • Pet food stores and supplies
  • Pharmacies
  • Professional services including lawyers and para-legals, engineers and translators
  • Rental and leasing services
  • Restaurants (in accordance with the Public Health Order - Food, Beverage and Liquor Serving Premises)
  • Retail businesses as per the guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
  • Shoe stores
  • Shopping malls and their retail tenants
  • Sporting good/adventure stores
  • Sport and activity associations
  • Stores selling beer, wine, liquor or cannabis products
  • Soup kitchens, not for profit kitchens and religious kitchens
  • Toy stores
  • Travel agencies
  • Vaping supply stores (except for sampling)
  • Work equipment (safety and protection)

9. Banking and Financial Services

Services Include:

  • Accounting services
  • Financial market services
  • Financial services
  • Insurance services
  • Payroll services

10. Additional Activities, Facilities, and Services from the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Activities/Facilities/Services to operate in accordance with the guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

  • Arenas and rinks
  • Banquet and conference facilities
  • Beaches
  • Billiard Facilities
  • Bowling alleys
  • Campgrounds, boat launches, and marinas
  • Car shows and trade shows
  • Child care facilities
  • Child and youth day camps
  • Community gardens
  • Drive-In Theatres
  • Fishing
  • Food courts
  • Galleries
  • Golf courses
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Libraries
  • Licensed Saskatchewan outfitting camps
  • Live theatre
  • Long-term campsites with self-supporting infrastructure (sewer and water) in private campgrounds and regional parks
  • Movie theatres
  • Museums
  • Outdoor Individual Recreation
  • Performing Arts including live performances in restaurants, licensed establishments and farmers markets
  • Personal Service Facilities:
    • hairdresser/barber
    • massage therapist (unregistered)
    • acupuncturist
    • acupressurist
    • esthetician
    • tattoo artist
    • make-up application
    • electrologist
    • manicurist
    • pedicurist
    • sun tanning parlour
    • facilities in which body piercing, bone grafting or scarification services are provided
    • other personal service facilities
  • Places of Worship
  • Playgrounds and Parks
  • Public markets and farmers markets
  • Public swimming pools, spray parks and other similar indoor or outdoor aquatic facilities
  • Racetracks and rodeo-related activities
  • Sports and activities
  • Seasonal and recreational outdoor sports and activities

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