COVID-19: Saskatchewan lays out ‘roadmap’ in reopening from pandemic
|globalnews.ca 04 May 2021 at 16:53|
Saskatchewan laid out its three-step ReOpening Roadmap to gradually lift restrictions in the province as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 .
Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday the three steps provide residents of the province with incentives to follow public health measures and get vaccinated.
The first step could be reached by the last week of May.
“The road to the end of this pandemic runs through the vaccination clinics, and today we are providing Saskatchewan people with a clear roadmap of how we will get there and some important markers along the way,” Moe said.
“This is not only a reopening plan. It’s also a plan to encourage people to get vaccinated and to keep following all the public health orders and guidelines.”
“Those are the two things we all need to do in order to move forward through the three steps of reopening so we can enjoy a great Saskatchewan summer and get back to normal.”
Step One of the plan requires that three weeks have passed since 70 per cent of the population aged 40 and older have received their first vaccine shot.
It will see an easing of some public health measures and includes bringing Regina and surrounding communities in line with current measures.
Under Step One, restaurants and bars can open with a maximum of six people at a table. Buffets and dance floors must remain closed, but VLTs can reopen.
Places of worship can operate at 30 per cent capacity or 150 people, whichever is less, with physical distancing between households.