Phase 1, set to begin May 4, will see restrictions lifted on certain medical services alongside a focus on outdoor recreation:
- Medical services including dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, opticians, podiatry, occupational therapy and chiropractic treatment.
- Facilities to accommodate low-risk outdoor activities, such as boating and fishing.
- Online reservations for campgrounds, which are then to be opened on June 1.
- Golf courses will reopen with restrictions beginning May 15.
Phase 2, set to begin May 19, will include the opening of retail businesses and personal services not initially allowed under Saskatchewan’s state of emergency:
- Clothing stores, sporting good stores, vaping supply shops, bookstores, jewelry stores, boat and ATV dealerships, accessory stores, music stores, electronic stores, pawnshops and travel agencies.
- Personal services including hairdressers, registered massage therapists, acupuncturists and acupressurists.
Businesses are expected to continue practising physical distancing and implement screening measures if physical distancing is not possible.
Phase 3, to be enacted at a date still to be determined, will see the reopening of the remaining personal services and a relaxing of the restrictions on public gatherings:
- Aestheticians, tattoo artists, cosmetologists, electrologists, manicurists, pedicurists, suntanning parlours, body piercing, bone grafting or scarification services and other personal service providers.
- Restaurant and food services, to operate at 50 per cent capacity.
- Child-care centres.
- Licensed establishments.
- Limits on public gatherings will increase to 15 people.
Phase 4, on a date also yet to be determined, will see further openings:
- Casinos, bingo halls, curling rinks, swimming pools, municipal parks and playgrounds, movie theatres, museums and similar facilities.
- Seasonal programming, such as camps, recreational activities and athletic activities.
- Limits on public gatherings will increase to 30 people.
Phase 5, which Moe said will be dependent on factors such as the COVID-19 case count, will include the lifting of long-term restrictions.
Visitation restrictions are still in place for long-term care facilities, hospitals, personal care homes and group homes.
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