Tuesday , 20 October 2020
(Lloyd Connect)

Lloydminster and other Saskatchewan cities get approval to enter Phase 4.2

The Border City is getting the green light from the Saskatchewan government to reopen more businesses and facilities as early as next week.

On Monday, libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres, and live theatres across the province will be allowed to reopen their doors to the public under guidelines set by the provincial government.

Even though the province has said it will be easing its current restrictions, facilities and businesses in Lloydminster still need approval from the city before they can reopen.

While more businesses are reopening in the next part of Phase 4, changes are being made to current regulations that people should take note of.

On Friday, June 26th, parks and campgrounds will open up to full capacity for overnight stays and limited-term campsites, with washroom and shower facilities able to open if cleaning and disinfecting procedures are in place.

Outdoor sport and activity guidelines are being slightly modified, allowing sports and activities to resume if physical distancing is possible.

The provincial government says full-contact sports and other activities where distancing can’t be maintained should form mini-leagues to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Staff members in places that are reopening should wear masks in situations where physical distancing isn’t achievable.

Locker rooms, shower areas, and change rooms are allowed to open as long as sanitizing and disinfecting practices are increased.

The province says it will announce new reopening procedures for indoor pools, indoor rinks, indoor sports and activities, casinos, and bingo halls within the next two weeks.

The City said it remains under a State of Local Emergency until further notice. All previously implemented restrictions and social distancing measures remain in effect for both the City of Lloydminster in its entirety.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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