More businesses now allowed to open
May 19, 2020, 8:02 am
Tuesday, May 19 is the start of Phase 2 of Saskatchewan’s reopening plan,
While a provincial public health order remains in place that includes physical distancing measures, Phase 2 means many types of businesses such a wide range of retail stores and hair salons are able to open as of May 19.
Retail businesses that were previously not allowed to provide public access can begin providing services to the public, subject to the retail guidelines, including clothing stores, shoe stores, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, boats, ATV and snowmobile dealers, jewelry stores, electronic stores, thrift stores, and travel agencies. Many of those stores had continued operating, but did not have open access to the public during the height of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Outdoor recreation and entertainment facilities such as golf courses and drive-ins were eligible to open as of Friday.
Local golf courses were open on schedule, with lots of golfers out at Pipestone Hills golf course on the weekend.
Greenhouses are allowed to open, if crowd control measures are used to help physically distance customers.
Thrift stores are also able to reopen, under strict cleaning guidelines. Second-hand items are to be laundered on the hottest setting possible. If that’s not an option, donated items need to sit in a separate bin for at least 72 hours before being placed on a sales rack.