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 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.
Priority bookings should be given to Saskatchewan residents before visitors from out of province.
- 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.
- Access to shower facilities is permitted.
Ice Fishing, Filleting Shacks and Tables
- When more than one individual is in an ice fishing shack, two metres of physical distance must be maintained between non-household groups and masks must be worn.
- Outdoor tables for filleting fish must be set up to maintain a minimum of two metres between tables.
- Users must be instructed to clean up after themselves, and facilities must include fish filleting stations in their cleaning and disinfection practices.
- Filleting shacks should only be occupied by a single group at a time, and physical distancing should be practised where possible. Temporary filleting stations can be established to promote distancing between groups.
- Common-use filleting equipment, such as knives, scrub brushes, etc., should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every use.
- 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.
- Effective June 26, overnight stays and limited-term campsites may be occupied at 100 per cent capacity.
- Contactless transactions must be used (delivery of fire wood, etc.).
- Where possible, payments should be accepted through contactless methods (e.g. tap or e-transfer).
- Group camping and camping in overflow areas are permitted.
- Starting July 21, laundry facilities are permitted in campgrounds using the following guidelines:
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of public laundry facilities is required with a focus on common-touch surfaces.
- Provide an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number).
- Remove all unnecessary, common-touch items from laundry facilities.
- Signage must be posted in public laundry facilities informing users of the following:
- Maintain a two-metre physical distance from others while using these facilities. If two metres cannot be ensured, mask use should be considered.
- Clean and disinfect laundry hampers or other items that are brought into the laundry area.
- Avoid shaking dirty laundry as this can increase the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
- Use dryers on the highest temperature setting possible. Follow manufacturers' recommendations to ensure fabric items are not damaged.
- 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.
- Drinking water fountains should be closed.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection efforts are undertaken in campground sites and in all public/shared spaces and equipment (e.g. picnic table, garbage cans, hydrants 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 guidelines for environmental cleaning and disinfection.
- Some shared facilities must remain closed (e.g., cookhouses). Shared laundry facilities may open.
- Beach and picnic area access is permitted according to the guidelines for beaches and increased cleaning and disinfection practices of common touch areas.
- Park and playground access is permitted according to the Recreation Guidelines.
- Outdoor swimming pools and aquatic areas can open effective June 22, 2020, subject to the Recreation Guidelines.
- Food and beverage services are permitted in line with the Restaurants and Licensed Establishments Guidelines.
- Grocery stores must enact enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices, as well as physical distancing guidelines.
- All community events must be postponed.
- Employees must have access to proper cleaning and disinfecting supplies, as well as personal protective equipment. Staff 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 semi-permanent and permanent tents, as well as yurts, is permitted.
- Children and youth day camps are permitted subject to the Child and Youth Day Camp Guidelines.
- All other public services, such as interpretation services and community-based programming, must be postponed.
For additional information, please call the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.