COVID-19: What is Open & Closed in Saskatoon

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Saskatchewan government has declared a state of emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. Social distancing norms and Public Health orders will be in effect.

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  • Libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres, and live theatres can re-open
  • Indoor pools, indoor rinks, indoor sports, and activities, performing arts can re-open from July 6
  • Casinos and bingo halls can re-open from July 9
  • Video lottery terminals (VLTs), pool tables, dart boards, arcade games, and other recreation areas will be able to re-open on July 6
  • Live entertainment, including guest DJs, will be permitted effective July 16.
  • Racetracks and rodeo-related activities from July 16
  • Car Shows and Trade Shows from July 16
  • Live performances in restaurants, licensed establishments and farmers markets from July 16
  • Garage and yard sales are permitted from July 21

Saskatchewan Gathering Limits from June 29

The gathering limit for Indoor Public and Private Gatherings is increased to 30 people. Outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people continue to be permitted with a two metre physical separation between individuals.

  • Effective July 6, Restaurants and Licensed Establishments are permitted to maintain an occupancy level that allows staff and customers to maintain appropriate physical distancing.

Parks & Outdoor

  • Provincial Parks and campgrounds are Open. Please note that Historic parks are closed until further notice. Parks reservations are open from May 4. Check the campsite availability here. Boat launches (as ice conditions and normal operating conditions allow), hiking and biking on trails will be open.
  • Gordon Howe Campground re-opened on June 1 in full compliance with the campground guidelines and restrictions.
  • City Parks are open. Playground structures in the parks have also re-opened from June 12.
  • Beaches are open – beach capacity limited to accommodate adequate social distancing
  • National Parks and Historic Sites are open from June 1.
  • All City-owned golf courses – Holiday Park, Silverwood & Wildwood are open. Book your tee time online.
  • Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is open
  • Boat launch (Broadway Bridge) is now Open
  • Dog Parks are open
  • Sports fields, trails, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, skate parks, and public squares are open.
  • The Traffic, Broadway and University Bridges, with walkways on both sides, are operating as one-way only.
  • Play can resume on the City’s 150 free-of-charge sports fields. Multipurpose field and ball diamond rentals will resume on July 1 for organized sports and activities.

Tourist Attractions

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Food & Grocery

Retail Stores

  • Retail businesses – Occupancy limits of 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres
  • Shopping Malls are open
  • Public markets and farmers markets
  • Hair stylists/barbers may reopen if businesses maintain an occupancy level that maintains a physical distance of at least two metres
  • Manicurists and pedicurists, tattoo parlours, estheticians, cosmetologists, electrologists, and tanning parlours can open

City Services & Other Facilities

  • The following core services are being maintained:
    • Saskatoon Fire Department
    • Saskatoon Police Service
    • Transit Services – Front door boarding and fare collection has resumed
    • Waste & Recycling Collection
    • Power, Water & Sewer Services
    • Landfill Operations
    • Winter Road Maintenance
    • Construction & Major Projects
    • Cemetery Services – Woodlawn Cemetery Administration Building will re-open for in-person services from June 15
  • Online Saskatoon Library Services
  • City of Saskatoon Online Services
  • Matters of Bylaw Courtsto resumed
  • Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in thelobby of City Hall will re-open for in-person service from June 15.
  • Public engagement has been reactivated, though engagement activities are only conducted virtually (online, mail, telephone) for the time being.
  • Public pay parking and other parking enforcement measuresincluding on-street parking time limit of 72 hours in residential areas, Residential Parking Program (RPP) zones– has been reinstated.
  • Outdoor Pools
    • Riversdale & George Ward Pools, with swimming will be limited to 2-hour sessions, including admission and exit times. The swim session can be booked up to 2 days in advance by calling 306-975-2855. Online booking will be available soon.
    • Lathey & Mayfair Pools – closed this summer
  • The playarea at Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park is open. However, the rides remain closed.
  • Play Program & Paddling Pools – A number of locations will be reopening starting July 7
  • Spray Pads are open
  • Lakewood Civic Centre and Shaw Centre are reopening
    • Shaw Centre Weight Room – Tuesday, July 28; Pools – Wednesday, August 5
    • Lakewood Civic Centre Pool – Thursday, July 30
    • Other Leisure Centres TBA in August
  • Drop-in and registered programs will be available in the Fall. The Fall 2020 Leisure Guide will be online on August 12, delivered to homes August 13 and program registration begins August 16 at 6 p.m.
  • Limited access to Saskatoon Public Library facilities from August 25

WHAT IS CLOSED

Events & Festivals

  • All City-organized public events and in-person engagement activities
  • All Saskatoon Blades games
  • All Saskatchewan Rush games

Attractions & Facilities in Saskatoon Closed

  • All Schools until atleast September; Online learning will continue. In-classroom learning to resume for the upcoming school year.
  • Leisure facilities – Few have reopened. Others TBA.
  • Public access to City buildings, including fire stations
  • Saskatoon Public Library locations are closed. Following a five-step plan to reopen libraries gradually.
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