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Yard, garage sales given the green-light to begin again in Saskatchewan

People in the Lloydminster area, along with the rest of Saskatchewan, could see yard and garage sales lining their blocks again soon.

Effective July 21st, the Saskatchewan Government has given the green-light for these single-household sales to begin again. However, like all other businesses under the Government’s re-opening plan, home-based sales must also follow public health orders.

This means people need to observe gathering size limits, not host or go to a sale if sick, and maintaining physical distancing if possible.  The province also says sellers should also wash or launder items prior to the sale, and food or beverages should not be sold or given away. Touchpoints should be disinfected, and physical distancing signs put up.

It’s also recommended that people have hand sanitizer available and try to use cashless payments when possible. If cash is necessary, people should ensure hands are washed or sanitized after handling money. These rules are in place for door-to-door and canvassing sellers as well.

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The government has also announced that modifications to rules for some already re-opened businesses. The length of time a retail business, library or place of worship needs to hold on to a returned or donated item before putting it back out for people is now 24 hours instead of 72.

Fitness facilities can operate 24 hours a day again but must ensure guests are registered so that contact tracing can be done if necessary.  Drive-in theatres can now have cars two meters apart as opposed to five previously, and campgrounds can now offer their laundry services again.

Residents are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with all aspects of the Saskatchewan Re-Open Plan, which can be found on the Government’s website.

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