All public health orders will end in Saskatchewan, including Lloydminster February 28th. Prior to that date, the remaining public health orders requiring masking in indoor public spaces and mandatory five-day isolation for individuals with positive COVID-19 tests will remain in effect until the end of day, February 27th.
This comes as health officials transition the province to living with COVID.
The move follows up on the removal of the proof of vaccination or negative tests on Monday February 14th, and as well the decommissioning process of the SK Vax Verifier app, which was used by businesses to scan QR codes for proof of vaccination. Officials say the verifier app is no longer available for download by new users and current users will be asked to delete the app from their device.
Residents may still access COVID-19 vaccination records on MySaskHealthRecord and these can be printed or saved and viewed on cell phones. The QR code is also still available on COVID-19 vaccination records through MySaskHealthRecord and through the SK Vax Wallet app (Apple and Google). QR codes and the Wallet app will continue to be available for the foreseeable future.
Saskatchewan will continue to make proof of vaccination records available to Saskatchewan residents for use where needed including for travel or use in other jurisdictions.
Other third party QR code reader apps are available for download but are not required in Saskatchewan. Officials add the apps must be SMART Health card compliant to read Saskatchewan QR codes.