REGINA -- The second phase of Saskatchewan’s five-phase plan to reopen the economy starts on Tuesday.

Hair stylists, barber shops, massage therapists, farmers’ markets, retail stores and malls will be open for business starting May 19.

These businesses can begin to operate under strict guidelines in phase two:

  • clothing stores
  • shoe stores
flower shops
  • sporting good/adventure stores
  • vaping supply shops (vaping and consumption of vaping products not permitted in stores)
  • boats, ATV and snowmobile dealers

  • gift, book and stationery stores
jewelry and accessory stores
  • toy stores
  • music, electronic and entertainment stores
pawn shops
  • thrift stores
travel agencies

  • u-pick produce
  • shopping malls (food courts limited to take-out and delivery only)
  • hairstylist/barber (may wash, cut, style and chemically alter hair)
registered massage therapist
  • acupuncturist
  • acupressurist
  • public markets and farmers’ markets

All businesses will need to follow guidelines laid out in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, including physical distancing measures and enhanced cleaning protocols.

The first phase of reopening the economy began on May 4. Medical services like dentists, optometrists and chiropractors were allowed to open for clients again. Golf courses and drive-in theatres opened Friday as part of the first phase.

The reopening plan remains on hold in parts of the far north as the area deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Lloydminster delayed phase on for a week due to a localized outbreak. It will proceed with phase two as planned.

Gatherings still need to be capped at a maximum of 10 people under phase two.