Planning a Safe Visit
Although public health restrictions have eased, the risks to Saskatchewan's most vulnerable remain. The health and safety of our staff, patients, residents and families remains our top priority.
Please check with your care team for the most up to date family presence precautions in your facility/home. Family presence precautions may change quickly, so please be aware of that when planning your visit.
All essential family/support persons and visitors entering Saskatchewan Health Authority facilities (i.e.: hospitals, LTC homes, clinics, Public Health buildings) are required to:
- Screen prior to attending a meeting by using the screening tool in the documents below. Those who screen positive for COVID-19 will not attend any in person meetings.
- Wear a mask at all times. In Long term care, masks are no longer required in the residents' rooms, unless the resident is COVID positive and on precautions
- Practice hand hygiene on entry and exit from facility.
- Doing an at-home Rapid Antigen Test before your visit is another great way to ensure your visit to a facility/home is safe and minimize the risk of transmission or outbreak in those places.
- Adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wherever possible—recommended 2 meters apart.
- Refrain from eating and drinking (unless required based on individual circumstances).
- Keep movement within the facility to a minimum.
Medical Health Officers may still feel it is necessary to introduce or maintain extra precautions, depending on factors such as community transmission or COVID-19 cases within a facility/home.
As we begin to live with COVID, we all need to work together to protect our vulnerable patients and to keep our staff healthy.