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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Medical Professionals Guidelines

For general workplace guidelines, please refer to COVID-19 Workplace Information. All businesses operating in Saskatchewan must be in compliance with these guidelines. The information below provides specific guidelines for medical professionals.

Beginning May 4, 2020, allow access to the following previously restricted medical services: dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, optician services, podiatry, occupational therapy and chiropractic treatment. All medical services providers must continue to take measures as outlined by the Chief Medical Health Officer to promote physical distancing where possible, and where not, use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

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1. Patient and Client Considerations

  • Initial patient and client bookings will need to be limited to maintain necessary public health measures, but may need to be prioritized by urgency.
  • Patient and client bookings should be scheduled in a manner that ensures no more patients/clients gather in waiting areas than are allowed under the public and private gathering restrictions, while still ensuring physical distancing.
  • If clients must attend with children or other family members, those individuals must be included in the maximum number of people allowed in the area. Should scheduling errors result in more people than are permitted under the public and private gathering restrictions while still ensuring physical distancing, alternate waiting areas should be planned.
  • Alternative solutions to waiting in the office should be considered, such as asking people to wait in vehicles and text messaging or calling when appointments are ready.
  • At the time of booking or in advance of an appointment, clinic staff should call patients/clients to inform them of the public health measures. Staff should also ask if patients/clients have been experiencing symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19.
  • Seats in waiting areas should be spaced to maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres. Household contacts are not required to separate.
  • Visual cues for areas where patients/clients are required to queue should be marked and a directional flow through the facility established.
  • Non-essential items should be removed from client waiting areas, including magazines, toys and remote controls.
  • Staff should screen all patients/clients for visible symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Anyone who is symptomatic should be asked to wear a surgical/procedure mask. Note: Medical professionals may determine if appointments for symptomatic clients should be cancelled.
  • Common areas and other high-touch surfaces and objects should be cleaned and disinfected after each use, including reception counters, seating areas (including clinic room seats), doors, handrails and objects or machines used in therapies.
  • All medical and health professionals must practise effective hand hygiene after each client – washing their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number).
  • Employers should carefully consider the appropriate use of personal protective equipment for staff and patients/clients. Guidelines for personal protective equipment are available.
  • Carefully consider any COVID-19 safe return-to-work recommendations provided by professional associations or regulatory bodies.
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2. Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • The COVID-19 virus can survive for several days on different surfaces and objects. Frequent cleaning and disinfection is important to prevent spread of the disease.
  • Workplaces should implement enhanced environmental cleaning. Commonly touched areas and shared equipment should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice daily or whenever visibly soiled.
  • Wherever possible, discourage workers from sharing phones, desks, offices and other tools and equipment.
  • Commonly touched areas include light switches, door handles, toilets, taps, hand rails, counter tops, touch screens/mobile devices and keyboards.
  • Clothing and fabric items should be laundered and dried on the highest temperature setting possible. Ensure items are thoroughly dried.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing information is available at saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
  • Hand sanitizers must be approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) to ensure they are effective.
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3. Further Information

For additional information, please call the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or email supportforbusiness@gov.sk.ca.

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