Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has shifted how they operate to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drivers needing to renew or cancel vehicle registrations, renew or make driver’s licence payments, schedule an appointment for a written driver exam or make auto claims being told to use of the online options. Alternatively, all of this business can be done over the phone as well.
SGI will also be opening their offices by appointment for a few services. Issuing a new customer number, driver’s licence or photo ID and creating a new vehicle registration must be done in person, and residents needing it should call ahead. They will also be asking screening questions before letting anyone into the physical offices.
People are also warned that if they have shown COVID-19 symptoms, have come back from international travel in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, they must reschedule their appointment.
Some services have been put on hold completely, however.
Road tests have been suspended for the time being and no new ones will be booked. In-person written tests will still go ahead, but only while maintaining physical distancing guidelines. Tests that need to be rescheduled can be at no cost.
Driving Without Impairment and Alcohol and Drug Education courses have also been put on pause. If someone is required to take these courses because of a roadside suspension, they’ll receive an extension if their class was cancelled or their deadline was after March 15th, 2020. Driver improvement courses will also receive the same extension.
Residents can find a full list of updates and contact details on SGI’s website.