The SHA is working towards supporting as much family presence as we safely can during this time. There are currently three levels of restrictions. For a list of current levels of restrictions in your area please view the Family Presence online dashboard, which lists restrictions to facilities by community (scroll to the bottom of the page).
Public Health Order (PHO) can temporarily alter our family presence restrictions. If a PHO states restrictions, those restrictions are the current law and must be followed.
Effective November 19, 2020, visitor/family presence is being limited to compassionate care reasons only in Saskatchewan Health Authority long-term care facilities, affiliates and personal care homes. No other visitors are allowed into these facilities or homes at this time.
View the Family Presence during a Pandemic Policy Guidelines reference sheet on Levels of Family Presence.
All patients/residents can designate one essential family/support person(s) to provide in-person support for care and/or quality of life needs. Timing and frequency of family presence to be determined in collaboration with the staff, patient, and essential family/support person based on patient needs and considerations of care team/service area.
More than one person can be designated in the following circumstances;
· critical care or intensive care units;
· end-of-life/palliative care; and
· maternal, postpartum or pediatric units.