Phase 3 Begins, Outdoor Playgrounds and Beaches to Open June 12


Effective today, restaurants and licensed establishments are able to open at 50 per cent capacity, personal care services not opened in Phase 2 are permitted to open, and gyms and other fitness facilities are able to open. Guidelines are now posted to assist the re-opening of places of worship and child care facilities as part of Phase 3. Limits on public and private gatherings have now been increased to a maximum of 15 indoors and 30 outdoors.


The government has also announced that outdoor playgrounds and beaches and associated washrooms can re-open on  Friday, June 12.  Guidelines for these facilities will be included in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan later today and will include measures such as maintaining physical distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of rental equipment and washrooms.


Effective today, travel restrictions in Northwest Saskatchewan have been lifted, and the Northern Village of La Loche has moved into phases 1 and 2 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.



Emergency Rooms Re-Opening


The Saskatchewan Health Authority will soon be re-opening eight of the 12 regional emergency rooms temporarily closed as part of the health system readiness plan as hospitals have been converted to alternate level of care sites across the province. This helped build capacity for any potential surge in COVID-19 cases and to protect against outbreaks in the medical facilities.


Target timelines in each of the eight communities set to re-open ERs in June: 

  • June 12 – Kerrobert
  • June 16 – Leader and Arcola
  • June 18 – Preeceville
  • June 22 – Biggar and Oxbow
  • June 24 – Davidson
  • June 25 – Herbert


Please note that these dates may be subject to the status of active COVID-19 positive cases and ability to meet all required safety criteria and human resourcing requirements for re-opening.  The SHA continues to work on ER resumption planning for the four community hospitals in Broadview, Radville, Lanigan and Wolseley.



Domestic Flights Posted


Travel information related to COVID-19, including all flights returning to Saskatchewan with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.  Two domestic flights have been added:  AC 1129 Toronto-Saskatoon on May 29 and WS 3370 Calgary-Saskatoon on May 30.


All passengers who have travelled on a domestic flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their arrival.  All international travellers must self-isolate upon return to Canada. Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time.



COVID-19 Testing Expanded


Testing for COVID-19 is also now available to anyone currently working outside the home, or anyone returning to work as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.


Testing is also available to:

  • Those being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours, including expectant mothers.
  • Immunocompromised individuals and their health care providers.


An updated copy of the plan will be made available later this afternoon.

Businesses seeking further information can contact the Business Response Team by calling 1-844-800-8688, emailing


For information regarding the latest COVID-19 updates and to read the full Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, visit