Thanks to a significant decrease in COVID-19 in Regina – due to vaccine efficacy, strong outbreak management practices, screening procedures, and infection prevention and control protocols – the following changes are being made to family presence/visitation in Regina's continuing care units and long-term care homes effective May 17, 2021:
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. 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.
More information about family presence during COVID-19 can be found in At a Glance: Family Presence Levels During COVID-19 and at saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
All members of the public are reminded of the following: