What can I do before I arrive at the facility or home?
It’s recommended to take your temperature and review the online screening tool before arriving to avoid an unnecessary trip and disappointment.
Why are the listed symptoms different for long-term care and other locations?
Our residents in long-term care are considered especially vulnerable and therefore we have a longer list of symptoms and a lower temperature screening, as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Proof of Vaccination
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced that effective November 8, 2021, Proof of Vaccination will be required in all SHA acute care facilities, Long Term Care (LTC) homes and affiliates. For those who chose not to show proof of vaccination, they can provide a negative COVID-19 test, performed in the last 72 hours by an approved third party provider. The SHA will not cover the cost of testing.
The SHA recognizes that family presence is essential to safe patient care. This may require exemptions in some cases (such as end-of-life or emergency situations).
What if I fail my screening?
If your screening results do not allow you to enter and you'd like to know about options to support someone receiving care at an SHA facility, please contact your facility care team or the SHA’s Family Presence Support Team.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (response within 2 business days)
Note that some information may be updated or changed pending how COVID-19 evidence continues to evolve. It is important to maintain a balance between these recommendations and patient/resident needs.