REGINA - Those going to fast food restaurants to sit down and eat will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of Monday.
On Oct. 15, the provincial government issued a new public health order, effective Oct. 18, that expands the requirement for a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to seated dining at fast food restaurants, liquor manufacturers conducting retail liquor sale, and liquor stores with an integrated permit that also hold a liquor restaurant or tavern permit.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test won’t be required for food pick-up or delivery, at food courts or for entering a premises to use the washroom.
The new public health order retains the requirement for show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for:
- Restaurants, including restaurants in hotels or other lodgings;
- Nightclubs, bars, taverns, and manufacturer hospitality suites, buses and other establishments and transportation licensed by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority for the sale and service of alcohol;
- Liquor stores that have been issued standalone retail store permits issued by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority; and
- Cannabis stores that have been issued standalone retail store permits by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
- conference centres, meeting rooms and banquet facilities, except when being used for the purposes of a court or tribunal proceeding;
- bingo halls, casinos and other gaming establishments;
- live-music venues;
- fitness centres and gyms; and
- facilities hosting sporting events where tickets are required that have GST charged on the ticket.
Businesses or organizations exempt from the order include:
- retail businesses including grocery stores;
- businesses holding an integrated liquor retail store permit that do not also hold a tavern or restaurant permit issued by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority;
- businesses holding an integrated cannabis retail store permit issued by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority;
- places of worship (including weddings/funerals/wakes);
- personal services, health care services, professional services;
- public libraries;
- hotels or lodging including self-serve food options located within the hotel or other lodging;
- facilities hosting amateur sporting events, including youth athletics and recreational leagues;
- private gatherings at public venues (weddings/funerals/wakes/meetings); and
- private gatherings at private residences.