The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking for the public’s support and cooperation to contain the spread of the COVID-19 illness by following visiting restrictions now in place at all SHA facilities throughout Saskatchewan.
VISITORS are not permitted in any Saskatchewan Health Authority operated hospitals, clinics, community and continuing care facilities, except for compassionate reasons.
Compassionate reasons may include immediate family during end-of-life care, family of patients prior to a major surgery or visitors aiding in clinical care (at the discretion of the patient’s care provider).
These enhanced restrictions came into effect Monday, March 16, 2020 and are in place until further notice.
We acknowledge the importance of family support to both those who are healing within our hospitals and residents in long-term care homes. However, we are asking families and visitors for their cooperation in following these restrictions. We encourage families to consider virtual visiting through electronic applications such as Facetime, Skype and WhatsApp.
Under no circumstances should you visit if you have a respiratory, gastric or flu-like symptoms (common cold/ diarrhea/ vomiting), or if you have travelled outside of Saskatchewan in the past 14 days.
All community, foundation and other public and spiritual gatherings within any SHA-operated facility remain on hold effective immediately until further notice. Services provided by community volunteers who are 65 years of age or older, in non-essential service areas are also suspended.