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Saskatchewan Public Health Order requires retailers to reduce capacity starting December 25, 2020

December 14, 2020

Saskatchewan Public Health Order requires retailers to reduce capacity starting December 25, 2020

While Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 new cases have been relatively stable in recent days, in order to reduce the risk increasing pressure on health care services, the Saskatchewan government has announced a number of new measures that will be in effect until January 15, 2021.

RCC has worked closely with the Saskatchewan government in recent days and appreciated their understanding that retail stores remain a safe environment.

Retail Capacity Restrictions – December 25, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 25, retail stores operating in Saskatchewan will be required to reduce their capacity to 50 per cent of their fire code.  

Large retail locations currently operating at 50 per cent capacity will be required to further limit their capacity to 25 per cent capacity, as of December 25.   Large retail locations are defined as retailers with a square footage larger than 20,000 square feet. 

Retail stores should additionally continue to maintain adherence to all cleaning and distancing guidelines, as well as support the province wide mandatory mask requirement as outlined in the grocery and other retail stores guidance documents.

Saskatchewan Public Health also continues to strongly recommend that only one member of a household participate in shopping excursions.

Effective December 17

The following measures will also be in effect:

•    Private indoor gatherings will be limited to immediate household members only.

•    Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people (down from 30)

Effective December 19

The following measures will be in effect:

•    Personal services may operate at 50 per cent capacity, including staff and clients. Personal services include hairdresser/barber, esthetics, massage therapy, acupuncture, tattooing, etc.

Public Health Orders – No Change

The public health orders for restaurants, licensed establishments; sports, fitness and dance; places of worship; and mandatory masking remain in place. 

Event venues, museums, movie and live theatres and banquet facilities may still have events of up to 30 individuals.  

For more information, contact John Graham, Director of Government Relations (Prairie Region), at

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