RE-OPEN SASKATCHEWAN PLAN

A summary of the Government of Saskatchewan’s plan to re-open the local economy


Last updated Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:13 p.m.

The following recommendations should remain in place through all five phases:

  • Protective measures for vulnerable populations.
  • Individuals should continue working from home if they can do so effectively.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained, wherever possible.
  • People must stay at home when they are sick.
  • Vulnerable individuals, such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, should continue to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures, such as public outings.
  • Personal hygiene will continue to be a key prevention measure.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection should take place in workplaces, public spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Although the public health order regarding the size of gatherings does not apply to businesses and workplaces, they are expected to follow the recommended public health measures, including:
    • physical distancing for staff and clients;
    • regular cleaning and disinfection;
    • frequent handwashing and sanitizing;
    • use of PPE where available and appropriate; and
    • keeping staff who demonstrate or report COVID-19 symptoms out of the workplace.
  • Long-term care and personal care homes must ensure that each staff member works in only one facility

PHASE 1

RE-OPENING MEDICAL SERVICES – May 4, 2020

  • Allow public access to the following previously restricted medical services: dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, optician services, podiatry, occupational therapy and chiropractic treatment.
  • Allow public access to medical spas for therapeutic services provided by a licensed medical practitioner for Saskatchewan residents. All cosmetic services will be restricted until Phase Three.

BOAT LAUNCH – May 4, 2020
FISHING – Southern Zone, May 5, 2020; Central Zone, May 15, 2020; Northern Zone, May 25, 2020
OUTDOOR INDIVIDUAL RECREATION – May 15, 2020
GOLF COURSES – May 15, 2020

PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS – June 1, 2020

  • Online reservations for provincial parks will launch on May 4, 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.

COMMUNITY GARDENS – Currently allowed

PHASE 2

RE-OPENING RETAIL – May 19, 2020

  • Retail businesses that were previously not allowed can begin providing services to the public, including:
    • clothing stores
    • shoe stores
    • flower shops
    • sporting good/adventure stores
    • vaping supply shops (vaping and consumption of vaping products not permitted in stores)
    • boats, ATV and snowmobile dealers
    • gift, book and stationery stores
    • jewelry and accessory stores
    • toy stores
    • music, electronic and entertainment stores
    • pawn shops
    • thrift stores
    • travel agencies
    • marinas
    • u-pick produce

SHOPPING MALLS – May 19, 2020

RE-OPENING SELECT PERSONAL SERVICES – May 19, 2020

  • Some personal service businesses can begin providing services to the public – including:
    • hairstylist/barber (may wash, cut, style and chemically alter hair)
    • registered massage therapist
    • acupuncturist
    • acupressurist

PUBLIC MARKETS AND FARMERS MARKETS – May 19, 2020

PHASE 3

RE-OPENING REMAIN PERSONAL SERVICES – June 8, 2020

  • Other personal service businesses can begin providing services to the public, including:
    • esthetician
    • tattoo artist
    • make-up application
    • electrologist
    • manicurist
    • pedicurist
    • sun tanning parlour
    • facilities in which body piercing, bone grafting or scarification services are provided
    • other personal service facilities

RE-OPENING RESTAURANTS AND LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS – 50% capacity – June 8, 2020
RE-OPENING GYMS AND FITNESS FACILITIES – June 8, 2020
RE-OPENING CHILDCARE FACILITIES – maximum 15 children – June 8, 2020

PLACES OF WORSHIP – June 8, 2020
INCREASING THE SIZE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS TO 15 PEOPLE
INDOOR; 30 PEOPLE OUTDOOR – June 8, 2020
RE-OPENING BEACHES – June 12, 2020
RE-OPENING PARKS AND OUTDOOR PLAYGROUNDS – June 12, 2020

PHASE 4 – part one

CHILD AND YOUTH DAY CAMPS – June 22, 2020
OUTDOOR POOLS AND SPRAY PARKS – June 22, 2020
SEASONAL/RECREATIONAL OUTDOOR SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES – June 22, 2020

PHASE 4 – part two

REOPENING LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, MOVIE THEATRES, LIVE THEATRES – June 29, 2020
REOPENING INDOOR SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES, INDOOR POOLS, INDOOR RINKS, PERFORMING ARTS – July 6, 2020

CASINOS, BINGO HALLS – July 9, 2020
RACETRACKS AND RODEO-RELATED ACTIVITIES – July 16, 2020
LIVE PERFORMANCES IN RESTAURANTS, LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS AND FARMERS MARKETS – July 16, 2020
BANQUET AND CONFERENCE FACILITIES – July 16, 2020
CAR SHOWS AND TRADE SHOWS – July 16, 2020
GARAGE AND YARD SALES – July 21, 2020
DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING AND SALES – July 21, 2020

INCREASING THE SIZE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS TO 30 PEOPLE – TBD

PHASE 5 – dates TBD

CONSIDER LIFTING SOME LONG-TERM RESTRICTIONS

  • Options include limits on the size of public gatherings

Tyler Nguyen

Specialist, Economic Intelligence

      Tyler Nguyen

      Specialist, Economic Intelligence
      (306) 664-0724