Restrictions – Long-Term
In order to mitigate risk, long-term measures and restrictions related to travel, gatherings and special care facilities/personal care homes will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Consideration will be given to relaxing restrictions in these facilities so residents aren't isolated from their families, but that will only be done once it is safe to do so. Regional differences in transmission and health care needs may also require some changes to the overall provincial approach.
Restrictions – Current Public Health Order
- Large public and private gatherings – indoors and outdoors – are prohibited. Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people (excluding family members living in the same household).
- Non-essential international travel is strongly discouraged.
- Individuals identified by a Medical Health Officer as having novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) must immediately go into mandatory self-isolation until it is determined they no longer pose a public health threat.
- Individuals identified by a Medical Health Officer as a close contact of a person or persons with COVID-19 must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the last date of exposure.
- Individuals who travelled internationally must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of arrival back into Canada, except for the following people if they are supervised by Infection Prevention and Control Officers or Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace:
- specific health care workers;
- workers who provide emergency health care services;
- workers who are essential to maintaining essential services;
- workers who maintain the supply chain; or
- rail, airline and transport crews.
- Individuals who are household members or contacts of a person or persons with COVID-19 must immediately go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days and call HealthLine 811 if they become symptomatic.
- Visitors to special care homes, hospitals, personal care homes and group homes are restricted to family or designates visiting for compassionate reasons. All visitors must undergo additional health screening prior to entry.
- Special care and personal care facilities must restrict the movement of staff to a single facility, effective April 28.
- Staff in all Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) care facilities and affiliates, including special care and personal care homes, will undergo health screening prior to entering and exiting the facility, and all staff members will be required to wear, at minimum, a procedural/surgical mask while on duty.
- Additional personal protective equipment may be required to perform care or procedures, and those guidelines must be followed.
- The SHA and the Ministry of Health are working with special care homes, affiliates and personal care homes to assess and support surgical/procedural mask needs.
- All daycare facilities are limited to a maximum of eight children, unless the facility can be reconfigured to allow a maximum of eight children in one room and be in accordance with the Saskatchewan Child Care Guidelines for Care.
- The suspension of classes in all primary and secondary educational institutions – public and private.