It is another step in returning to a sense of normalcy.
Saskatchewan moves into Step 2 of its re-opening plan on Sunday with more restrictions being loosened.
- Table capacity limits are being removed in all restaurants and licensed establishments. Previously, they were limited to six per table. Dining tables will still need to maintain two metres of physical distance or have a barrier placed between them.
- Retailers can welcome more shoppers, as capacity limits will be removed as long as two metres of physical distance can be maintained between customers.
- Indoor sport competitions will be able to resume, as many restrictions are being lifted. Tournaments will be permitted, however interprovincial play is not and no more than 150 spectators are permitted in the facility.
- Capacity limits for banquet and conference facilities will increase to 150 people. Attendees may be served food and/or beverage in the facility, but must remain seated except when getting their food/beverage, using washroom facilities or entering/exiting the premises. Self-serve is not permitted at this time.
- The number of movie goers may increase to 150 from the current limit of 30.
- Dance recitals and competitions will be able to resume for all ages and the maximum capacity
Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw are also ready to swing their doors open again and Saskgaming spokesperson Shanna Schulhauser says they can’t wait.
“We are reopening with some capacity limits to we will have 150 people at Casino Regina and 100 at Casino Moose Jaw, but it has been six months since we closed December 19th and this closure is three months longer than the first one. We can’t have the floors to be buzzing again with people.” Schulhauser said. “We expect we will have no problem with capacity as people want to come back and have been waiting for this day.
Step 3 will start on July 11 That news became official on Saturday after the government announced 70 per cent of people age 18 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. When 70 percent of those 12 and over have received at least one shot, the mandatory mask mandate and restrictions on large gatherings will be removed.