People living in northern Saskatchewan can start travelling in the region today, and others can head to their cottages in the area.
The province is lifting a travel ban against non-essential travel in the north, which was imposed because of an outbreak of COVID-19.
More businesses are also being allowed to open, including places of worship, personal care services such as nail salons and tattoo parlours, as well as gyms.
Restaurants and bars will be allowed to open at half capacity, with physical distancing between tables.
Child-care centres can also open their doors to a maximum of 15 kids.
Crowds are also allowed to get a little bit bigger, as the 10-person gathering limit increases to 15 people indoors and to 30 people outside.
Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, has said this third stage of the province’s reopening plan is significant.
Health officials will continue to monitor the case count and the spread of the virus before moving ahead with relaxing more rules.
Phase Three – June 8, 2020
- Increase the Size of Public and Private Gatherings – Indoor – 15 People; Outdoor – 30 People
- Personal service businesses can begin providing services to the public, including:
- tattoo artist;
- make-up application;
- sun tanning parlour;
- facilities in which body piercing, bone grafting or scarification services are provided; and
- other personal service facilities.
- Previously opened (May 19, 2020):
- hairdresser/barber (may wash, cut, style and chemically alter hair)
- registered massage therapist
Restaurants and Licensed Establishments
- Restaurants and licensed establishments will be able to open for service at 50 per cent capacity.
Gyms and Fitness Facilities
- Gyms and fitness facilities will be able to open for service.
Child Care Facilities
- Child care facilities
Places of Worship
- Places of worship may resume services.
Other Services (Previously opened – In Phase 1 & 2)
- Retail businesses
- 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
- u-pick produce
- Shopping malls
- Public markets and farmers markets
- Boat Launches
- Golf courses
- Drive-In Theatres
- Outfitting Camps
- Parks and campgrounds
- Outdoor Individual Recreation
- Community Gardens
— With Files from the Canadian Press