The 2nd part of Phase 4 of Saskatchewan reopening is being celebrated at libraries, art galleries, museums, and theatres are set to reopen Monday, June 29. However, a packed house remains prohibited as the capacity for theatres has been limited to 30% capacity, as is the case with places of Worship that have gone ahead to reopen in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, the rules require that the theatres, museums, libraries, and galleries open their doors to a maximum of 150 people. The facilities are also required to observe two meters of space between individuals.
During the COVID 19 pandemic briefing, Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical health officer, said, “I think we’re aware of how we can minimize the transmission but not to eliminate it totally.” He went ahead to say that the people need to self-monitor and give each other space in different settings like the movie theatre, work, or friend’s backyard.
The province said that the reopening of the rest of Phase 4 is set to take place in the coming two weeks. This includes openings of casinos, indoor pools, bingo halls, and rinks. Showers, change rooms, shuttered locker rooms are as well allowed to resume at campgrounds, gyms, beaches, and golf courses.
The reopening announcements were made when the province reported 11 new COVID-19 cases to bring the totals cases of Saskatchewan province to 753.