Northern travel ban, restaurant restrictions lift in Saskatchewan
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Eateries can open at half capacity, with physical distancing in place
REGINA — People living in northern Saskatchewan can start travelling in the region today, and others can head to their cottages in the area.
The province is lifting a travel ban against non-essential travel in the north, which was imposed because of an outbreak of COVID-19.
More businesses are also being allowed to open, including places of worship, personal care services such as nail salons and tattoo parlours, as well as gyms.
Restaurants and bars will be allowed to open at half capacity, with physical distancing between tables.
Child-care centres can also open their doors to a maximum of 15 kids.
Crowds are also allowed to get a little bit bigger, as the 10-person gathering limit increases to 15 people indoors and to 30 people outside.
Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, has said this third stage of the province’s reopening plan is significant.
Health officials will continue to monitor the case count and the spread of the virus before moving ahead with relaxing more rules.