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 information for operators of parks and campgrounds.
Parks will be open to vehicle traffic for Saskatchewan residents beginning May 4, 2020, to support limited individual activities for which physical distancing can be maintained:
- Anglers to access boat launches in advance of fishing season; and,
- Hikers and mountain bikers.
The online reservation system for campsites in Saskatchewan provincial parks will also open on May 4, 2020.
All public and private campgrounds will remain closed to overnight camping until June 1, 2020.
Overnight stays prior to June 1, 2020, are permitted for individuals with seasonal long-term sites with self-supporting infrastructure (sewer and water) located in private campgrounds or regional parks.
Beginning June 1, only Saskatchewan residents will be allowed to camp in Saskatchewan provincial parks.
- Provincial parks will be open to vehicle traffic on May 4, 2020, to allow access to boat launches and shorelines.
- A licence may be required to fish in Saskatchewan.
- The Saskatchewan fishing season begins on the following dates:
- Southern Zone – May 5, 2020
- Central Zone – May 15, 2020
- Northern Zone – May 25, 2020
- Complete information on fishing in Saskatchewan is available at saskatchewan.ca/fishing.
- Passengers in boats do not have to be from the same household, but must maintain as much separation as possible.
- Shoreline anglers must adhere to a strict two-metre distance between individuals.
- Fishing off public docks, dams, jetties or marinas is prohibited.
- Parks will provide limited access to bathroom facilities for day-use only, with enhanced sanitization protocols and increased frequency of maintenance.
- No access to shower facilities will be permitted.
- Filleting shacks or tables will be closed.
- Starting June 1, long-term seasonal, overnight stay and limited-term campers will be allowed under the following conditions until the public health order is amended:
- Reservations must be accepted in advance.
- Overnight stays and limited-term campsites may only be occupied at 50 per cent capacity, with no adjacent sites occupied at the same time.
- Contactless transactions must be used (electronic payment, delivery of fire wood, etc.).
- No group campsites/reservations permitted. Double sites may not be booked.
- All shower and laundry facilities must be closed.
- If access is required to bathroom facilities, enhanced sanitization protocols must be followed and the frequency with which bathrooms are cleaned must be increased.
- Washroom access will be limited to one household at a time.
- Campers must be encouraged to use bathroom facilities in their trailers or recreational vehicles, avoiding public bathrooms.
- Campground operators will be required to undertake the following actions:
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices are undertaken at central dump stations and water fill stations. All other common water sources are closed.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection efforts are undertaken in campground sites and in all public/shared spaces (e.g. picnic table, garbage cans and other high-touch surfaces).
- The maintenance of public areas/shared spaces must be conducted in accordance with the public health order and follow the COVID-19 Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection – Information for Public Facilities.
- All shared facilities must remain closed (showers, laundry facilities, cookhouses, clubhouses, firewood distribution centres).
- All recreational facilities must remain closed (swimming pools, beach access, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, etc.), including beaches and shared shoreline access; however boats may be launched as long as physical distancing requirements are strictly observed.
- All food and beverage services are suspended, except curbside pick-up or delivery. Grocery stores must enact enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, as well as physical distancing guidelines.
- All community events must be postponed.
- Employees must have access to gloves and sanitizing wipes, and are required to stay home if they are unwell or symptomatic.
- Signage must be posted to caution campers about the risks of COVID-19.
- Campers exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted.
- The rental of tents and yurts are not permitted.
- All public services, such as interpretation services, children's programming and community-based programming, must be postponed.
For additional information, please call the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or email email@example.com.