Saskatchewan is loosening more COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday as the province launches Step 2 of its reopen plan amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Saskatchewan met part of the threshold for Step 2 on May 24 when more than 70 per cent of the age 30 and older population was vaccinated with their first dose. The province still needed to wait three weeks until after Step 1 was launched, a requirement set out by the reopening roadmap.
As part of Step 2, there will be no table capacity limit for restaurants and bars, however, physical distancing must be maintained or there must be barriers between tables. Dance floors and buffets are still not allowed.
Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 15 people, up by five from the Step 1 gathering limit of 10 people. Private outdoor gatherings can have up to 150 people.
A maximum of 150 people will be allowed at event facilities, casinos, bingo halls, theatres, libraries and recreational facilities. An occupancy level must be maintained that can allow staff and customers to physically distance by at least two metres.