Additional businesses, events and attractions being allowed to reopen

With Phase 4 of Reopen Saskatchewan well underway, work is taking place to open additional businesses, events and activities as part of the plan to re-open the provincial economy.

This week’s update to the Reopen Saskatchewan plan includes guidance for activities that continue to re-open in the second part of Phase 4, including:

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  • Temporary food vendors;
  • Rodeos and race tracks, including the Tisdale Motor Speedway;
  • Banquets and conference facilities; and
  • Car shows and trade shows.

Guidelines are also under development for door-to-door solicitation, garage sales and the donation of used items. A timeline for these guidelines to be implemented is to be determined.

Also, seating areas are now permitted at drive-in theatres, as well as public and farmers markets.  Physical distancing is required between tables and only members of the same group should be seated together.

Visitors to Saskatchewan parks are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, maintain physical distance from others, respect the restrictions and rules that are in place, and stay home if they are not feeling well.

A variety of safety protocols are now in place at the outdoor pools in provincial parks, including a significant reduction in the capacity of the pools. Campers that have booked their campsites and already purchased an annual park entry permit should proceed directly to their sites. They will be automatically checked-in.

Washroom access at provincial parks is limited to one household at a time, but campers are encouraged to use the facilities in their trailers or recreational vehicles. 

Individuals from different extended household groups must maintain a physical distance of two metres outdoors, indoors, on the beach and in the water. Towels and beach gear should be set up with four metres between groups to allow physical distancing to be maintained for those entering or exiting the area.

Towels, beach toys, food and other items should not be shared between members of different groups.

If the beach area is full, please use adjacent grass areas, where available, to ensure group and individual physical distancing is maintained.

Effective July 16, live performances will be permitted in restaurants and licensed establishments, as well as at public and farmers markets. Physical distancing will be required, with greater distances needed depending on the activity and instruments involved. Dance floors and karaoke are not permitted at this time.

Additional information will continue to be added to the Reopen Saskatchewan plan based on direction from public health officials and input from businesses and service providers.

Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and follow their recommendations to ensure the province can continue to re-open in a safe manner without a significant increase in the transmission of COVID-19.

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