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Sask. announces community garage sales, door-to door-sales now allowed

Saskatchewan has announced additional businesses and activities that will be allowed as it moves further into Phase 4.

As of today, cities across the province will be allowed to implement the reopening of garage sales, and door-to-door sales.

Anyone hosting a garage sale must observe the gathering size as it must not exceed over 30 people for indoor or outdoor private or public gathering as stated in the current provincial Public Health Order as of July 7th.

Sellers must constantly wash their hands and provide hand sanitizer for all attendees, and disinfect every surface that is a constant touchpoint, and must have signs that promote two-metre physical distancing.

The province also states all sales must be held outdoors, or in a well-ventilated area.

Complimentary or the sale of food and drinks is not allowed.

For door-to-door sales, physical distancing is required when visiting a home and between volunteers/staff.

Guidelines regarding frequent hand washing and not sharing items including pens, pencils and promotional materials is also required.

Modifications have also been implemented to the following activities and businesses as of July 21st.

•       Drive-in theatres: reducing distance between vehicles to two metres, down from five metres.
•       Retail guidelines, libraries and places of worship: reducing the length of time that returned or donated items must be held to 24 hours, down from 72 hours.
•       Fitness facilities: permitting 24-hour access to fitness facilities, and ensuring registration of guests to facilitate contact tracing, if required.
•       Campgrounds: laundry facilities are now able to open following new guidelines for safe operation.

Anyone looking for more information on the full guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan head to the province’s website.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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