The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is reminding the public of an increased risk of COVID-19 in Regina and is strongly urging Saskatchewan residents to strictly adhere to all public health orders and measures, including:
In order to keep everyone in SHA acute and long-term care spaces safe during this time, family presence/visitation continues to be restricted to Level 3 in the City of Regina, Emerald Park, Lumsden and Cupar. While some areas of the province will begin allowing more visitation to homes based on vaccination levels, Regina’s Medical Health Officers have discretion to maintain current restrictions, even if the thresholds are met. Restrictions are reviewed weekly.
The decision to restrict family presence is not taken lightly. These measures are in place to keep you, your loved ones, and health care workers safe. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking the public for their support and cooperation in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Level 3 Family Presence means that two family/support members can be present at same time for end of life care only in acute care facilities and long term care homes. One essential family/support person can be designated to assist with care if needed (self-care, mobility, nutrition and behavioural needs). Additional family presence can be supported for specific circumstances including critical care or intensive care units and maternal, postpartum or pediatric units. For more details on levels of family presence in acute care and long term care, review this at-a-glance guide.
No other visitors are allowed into the specified facilities or homes at this time.
The current public health order is in place for Regina area until May 10 due to heightened COVID-19 concerns.
Family Presence restrictions will be reviewed by the Medical Health Officers every week based on a set checklist, and will remain in place until it is safe to return to the previous level of family presence or allow for expanded visitation based on eligibility.
Family members and support people who are permitted must undergo a health screening prior to entering the facility or home. This includes a temperature check and questionnaire. The family member or support person will be required to perform hand hygiene (hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer) when entering and leaving the facility or home and when entering and leaving the patient's or resident’s room. Point of Care testing will be made available and is strongly encouraged as an added screening measure. Family members and support people will be required to wear a medical grade mask while inside the facility or home and potentially additional personal protective equipment if required. Family members and support people are not permitted to wait in waiting rooms or other common areas and movement in the facility/home is to be kept to essential movement only.
Detailed information about family presence during COVID-19 can be found at
All members of the public are reminded of the following: