Sask. to hit peak reopen by July 16 — pools, casinos, rodeos and more

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Indoor pools and rinks, casinos and bingo halls, and live music venues have been given the green light to reopen next week in Saskatchewan.

The provincial government on Tuesday set out dates and guidelines for the remaining businesses under Phase 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.

“With these reopenings, virtually every kind of business, facility, service and activity in this province are now reopened,” Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday during the government’s regular COVID-19 media update.

Moe added, the government is working with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to expand visitation in long-term care facilities and hospitals; he said there should be an announcement this week.

On Monday, July 6, the following can open: Indoor pools, rinks, recreational facilities, performing arts centres (music, dance and theatre). Also, restaurants can expand beyond 50-per-cent capacity, so long as two-metre distancing can be maintained. Restaurants and pubs can also resume recreational activities, including VLTs, arcade games, dart boards, and pool tables; increased cleaning and disinfection will be required.