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Saskatoon: Masks still required in city-operated facilities

Certain exceptions apply
Leisure centres follow health and safety measures to protect patrons and employees.

SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon is reminding all patrons that masks continue to be required to access indoor city-operated facilities and services and while traveling on Saskatoon Transit.

The city council approved the action at its special meeting last month, Feb. 8, to ensure the safety of staff and the public who are accessing city services.

Among these facilities are City Hall, Leisure Centres (Cosmo, Lakewood and Lawson Civic Centres, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Saskatoon Field House and Shaw Centre), Indoor Rinks (ACT, Archibald, Cosmo, Lions, and Gordie Howe Kinsmen), indoor spaces at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and the downtown Saskatoon Transit Customer Service Centre.

Patrons will also be required to wear masks in Holiday Park, Silverwood and Wildwood golf course pro shops once they open on March 15.

The following exceptions apply: 

  • Patrons that are 18 and older utilizing weight rooms, fitness classes, courts and the walking tracks;
  • Individuals and on-ice officials for the duration of their sport or activity (does not include Public Skating and Parent & Tot Skating);
  • Youth athletes under the age of 18 while they are participating in sports for the duration of the sport only;
  • All patrons must remove their mask while in the water;
  • Children under the age of 2 or aged 3 to 12 if they are not reasonably able to;
  • Individuals who, in the determination of a health professional, are unable to wear a face covering due to a particular medical condition and have received written confirmation;
  • Individuals who, due to cognitive impairment, an intellectual disability, or a severe mental health condition, are unable to understand the requirement; and
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Updates to the COVID-19 protocols at civic facilities are posted on