Government of Saskatchewan releases Re-Opening Roadmap
This past week, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the Re-Opening Roadmap, a phased plan for lifting public health restrictions as COVID-19 vaccination progresses.
Step One of the plan is scheduled to begin May 30th, three weeks after 70% of residents age 40 and above have received their first dose of vaccine. In Step One, the following changes to public health orders will take place:
- Restaurants and bars open, maximum of six at a table, two metres or structural barriers between tables, dance floors and buffets remain closed, VLTs may re-open;
- 30 per cent of capacity or 150 people, whichever is less, at places of worship, with physical distancing between households;
- Group fitness classes involving intense training, like aerobics and spin, can resume, with three metres between participants;
- Current restrictions remain in place for retail, personal care services, event facilities, casinos, bingo halls, theatres, art galleries, libraries and recreational facilities;
- Current protocols remain in place for primary, secondary and post-secondary education and for childcare;
- Limit of 10 people at private indoor and outdoor gatherings, including household gatherings;
- Limit of 30 people at public indoor gatherings;
- Limit of 150 people at public outdoor gatherings; and
- Current province-wide masking mandate remains in place.
For more information, see the Government of Saskatchewan news release.