For general workplace guidelines, please refer to COVID-19 Workplace Information. The information below provides guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in activities including, but not limited to, music, dance and theatre, and apply to all individuals involved, such as performers, instructors/directors, staff, assistants, volunteers and members of the general public.
Performing arts organizations and facilities in Saskatchewan may resume operation on July 6, 2020.
The COVID-19 virus is mainly spread between individuals from exposure to droplets and aerosols generated in an individual's respiratory system (mouth, nose, throat, lungs, etc.). Droplets are created when talking, singing, playing instruments that require air to be blown into them, and through activities that require physical exertion, resulting in heavier breathing. The greater the force that droplets are expelled from the respiratory system, the greater the distance they can travel.
These guidelines provide specific guidance for safe return to performing arts activities. The Performing Arts Event Guidance section of these guidelines contains information for a limited return to public performances in large public venues. If COVID-19 activity increases in your area, responsible person(s) must be prepared to cancel and/or scale back events. All guests are responsible for assessing personal risk when attending any type of gathering.
For the purpose of their operations, dance schools and students should refer to the Sport and Activities Guidelines for current guidance on restrictions.
Responsible Person(s) – The organizer(s) of the event and/or the owner/operator of the facility that is responsible for ensuring these guidelines are followed. This person(s) must make themselves known to all attendees and, when required, to the Saskatchewan Health Authority. All attendees, staff and volunteers be familiar with the guidelines.