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Re-open Sask. plan's fourth phase to be rolled out in two parts
REGINA -- The Government of Saskatchewan says the fourth phase of the Re-open Saskatchewan plan will now take place in two parts.
The dates for the two parts of phase four are yet to be announced.
PHASE FOUR PART ONE
This includes child day camps, outdoor pools, spray parks, outdoor sports and activities.
PHASE FOUR PART TWO
This includes indoor pools, indoor rinks, libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres, casinos and bingo halls.
All services opening in phase four need to follow strict guidelines but those details, as well as when people can expect to use these services, won’t be released until next week.
“To the parents that have concerns around children activities like sports and things, we most certainly hear you and we’re working very hard to come up with some parameters where we can safely get our kids out and get back to a new normal in our communities, not just from an economic perspective,” Premier Scott Moe said.
This announcement from the province came on the same day when the NDP was calling for the government to provide some guidelines on when children’s services and parks could open.
“We think its time for those to re-open. Its already something that can be managed, there will need to be changes in how they are used from regular but it can be managed,” NDP leader Ryan Meili said.
As gyms, restaurants, child care and places of worship prepare to open on Monday, June 8, the province has announced that there will be increased access to childcare spaces for working parents.
“Employees returning to work as part of Phase 3 will now be offered access to school-based childcare facilities, and child care facilities can have a maximum of 15 children per designated space, up from eight,” the province says in a news release.
The government also says there will be updates to guidelines for gyms, parks, campgrounds, as well as updates to the public health order.
More details can be found on the government’s website.
Guidelines are underway for the safe re-opening of playgrounds and beaches.
Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer says by his current estimates the province won't enter phase five of the reopen plan until June 2021.