Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces.
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Released on November 25, 2020
COVID-19 transmission rates in Saskatchewan continue to increase, resulting in serious illness and deaths, placing provincial health care resources under increasing strain. Additional public health measures are being introduced based on the transmission patterns observed in Saskatchewan, providing further guidance to help reduce COVID-19 case numbers over the coming weeks.
These additional health measures come into effect at 12:01 am, Friday November 27 and, along with current health measures, remain in effect until December 17, 2020. At that time they will be reviewed by the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer.
Enforcement of public health orders is permitted under The Public Health Act, 1994.
Restaurants and Licensed Establishments
All restaurants and licensed establishments (bars, taverns, nightclubs) are limited to seat four at a single table. If there are impermeable barriers between the tables, tables must be placed two metres apart. If there are no impermeable barriers between tables, there must be a three metre distance between all tables.
Restaurants and licensed establishments must maintain guest/reservation information on all patrons.
The curfew on liquor service remains in effect.
Performance and Gaming Venues
Capacity will be restricted to 30 people at all casinos, bingo halls, arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, performing arts venues and any other facilities that are currently supporting a capacity of 150 people.
Indoor Public Event Gatherings
Indoor public banquets, conferences, wedding and funeral receptions in public venues will be limited to 30 people. Food or beverages may not be present or served.
Note that the maximum allowable gathering size for private gatherings in the home setting remains at five. This includes in the home or in buildings located on the private property (e.g. garages, sheds). If your immediate family is five or greater, you cannot have additional visitors. Individuals, recurring caregivers, support personnel (i.e. therapists, nursing staff) and tradespersons (i.e. housekeeper, plumber) are permitted, though they should maintain two metre distancing and be masked during service provision.
Gatherings of any size beyond your immediate household are strongly discouraged at this time.
Sports, Fitness and Dance
Fitness activities and group fitness classes in groups of eight or fewer continue to be permitted, for all ages. Mask use and at least three metres of physical distancing between participants must be maintained.
Places of Worship
All places of worship must reduce capacity to 30 people, including wedding, funeral and baptismal services. No food or drink may be present or served.
Mandatory Masking Expanded
Mandatory, non-medical mask use will be required during all indoor fitness activities, with aquatic activities the only exception.
Mandatory, non-medical masking will be extended to:
Note that masking continues to be required in indoor public areas that have installed barriers.
Information on mask use is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/masks.
Malls and Retail
Retail businesses must enhance the expectation of mask use and mitigation measures (reduced traffic, directional flow signage, hand sanitizer, etc.) through signage and staff training.
Note that each sector has guidance under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan.
It is expected that these measures will be applied in addition to that guidance. In the event that there is any disparity between the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidance and the public health order, the public health order must be followed.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
For more information, contact:Health
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