With the removal of the proof of vaccination or negative test mandate in Saskatchewan on Monday February 14th, the SHA says that the public will no longer need to supply a valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter an SHA facility, long-term care home, or affiliate facilities.
The SHA sees this as a transition towards living with COVID, not that the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
They are reminding of the following protocols which will be in place:
- Wear a medical-grade face mask for the duration of your stay in the facility. Facilities include all hospitals, vaccine clinics, out-patient clinics, etc. Failure to wear a mask may result in being denied access to the facility. Patients will continue to be able to remove their masks when they are in their own room. All staff in any SHA facility or performing any SHA service, like Home Care and including LTC homes, are still required to follow continuous masking protocols.
- Wash your hands using readily available hand sanitizer at frequent points throughout your visit.
- Answer the COVID-19 screening questions honestly and to the best of your ability.
- Follow Family Presence guidelines. A list of this is on the SHA website.
- Be kind and respectful to everyone. Abusive language and actions will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the facility.
Residents may view more information on COVID-19 and changes to the Public Health Order online.
Further details on this announcement are on the SHA website.