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Province Implements Interim Mandatory Masking and Proof of Vaccination Requirement

On Friday, September 17th, the Saskatchewan Government will issue an interim mandatory masking order to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on the Saskatchewan medical system. The public health order requires non-medical masks in all public indoor spaces. The order will be lifted in late October after three weeks of full implementation, at which point a full proof of vaccination or negative test requirement will be fully implemented.

Indoor youth athletics for those under the age of 18 who are actively participating in an athletic activity will be exempt from the masking order while they are participating in an athletic activity indoors. In venues hosting youth athletics, masking will continue to be required for the general public's entry and exit into the facility, as well as for athletes and spectators.

A provincial requirement for proof of vaccination or a negative test for public access to a list of establishments, businesses, and event venues that bring groups of people together will take effect on October 1st including:

  • Indoor dining at restaurants;

  • Nightclubs, bars, taverns and other licensed establishments;

  • Event and entertainment venues, including conference centres, casinos, movie theatres, concert venues, live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events;

  • Indoor fitness centres, and gyms.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for the following:

  • Retail businesses, including grocery stores;

  • Places of worship;

  • Fast food restaurants offering takeout and delivery;

  • Health care services, professional services, or personal services;

  • Hotels or other lodging;

  • Facilities hosting non-ticketed amateur sporting events, including youth athletics and recreational leagues;

  • Business meetings and places of business closed to the general public, unless otherwise directed by the business or employer;

  • Private gatherings held at an indoor public residence.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement.

For more information see Saskatchewan Government News Media

Blake Campbell

Gull Lake Events


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