New public health measures announced as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
November 25, 2020 – Kii-kay-taak, let’s heal. The province announced that additional measures today that will be in effect starting Friday morning, November 27, at 12:01 am.
- All restaurants and licensed establishments are limited to four people per table. If there are barriers between tables, they must be two metres apart. If there aren’t barriers, then three metres is required between tables.
- Restaurants and licensed establishments must maintain information on all patrons.
- Capacity will be reduced from 150 to 30 people at all casinos, bingo halls, arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, and performing arts venues. Food and beverage service must be separate from the activity area.
- Gatherings, banquets, conferences, wedding and funeral receptions in public venues and places of worship will be limited to 30 people, and food or beverages are not allowed.
- The maximum allowable size for private gatherings in the home remains at five. If your immediate family is five or greater, you cannot have additional visitors. Caregivers, support personnel and tradespersons are permitted, though they should maintain a two metre distance and be wearing masks. Gatherings of any size beyond your immediate household are still strongly discouraged.
- All team/group sports, activities, games, competitions, recitals, practices, etc. are suspended, including amateur and recreational leagues for all age groups. Athletes and dancers 18 years of age and under may continue training in groups of eight or less, maintaining at least three metres of distance and wearing masks. Coaches and/or trainers are not included in this number as long as they are masked and maintain physical distance. Indoor fitness activities and group fitness classes in groups of eight or fewer continue to be permitted for all ages, with the exception of no masks required for aquatic activities.
- Mandatory mask wearing has been extended to all students, staff and visitors of schools and daycares, with the exception of children 0-2.
- All employees and visitors must wear masks in common areas of businesses, workplaces and correctional facilities.
- Mask wearing continues to be required in indoor public areas that have installed barriers.
- 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.
- Information on mask use is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/masks.
- Large retail locations (greater than 20,000 square feet) are required to limit customer access to 50 per cent capacity or four-square metres of space per person, whichever is less.
These measures will be applied in addition to the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidance and the public health order, and if there are disparities, the new measures will be in place.
Full announcement details are available here.
Information on the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines is available here.
For more information and updates on the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan’s response to COVID-19 go here.