The Saskatchewan government has added other businesses, including fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, to the list of spaces that will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
A new public health order, coming into effect at 12:01 am on Monday, October 18, will require proof of vaccination or a negative test at the point of entry for sit-down meals at all restaurants, including fast food restaurants; liquor manufacturers with retail liquor sales; and liquor stores with a built-in license that also hold a liquor restaurant or tavern license.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test will not be required for the pick-up or delivery of food, in food courts or to enter a room to use the washroom, depending on the province.
These new businesses join the list of other non-essential businesses that currently require proof of vaccination, including restaurants, nightclubs, cannabis and liquor stores that have licenses issued by the SLGA; and some event and entertainment venues.
Certain essential businesses such as grocery stores remain exempt from the ordinance. A full list of companies included in the Public Health Order is available on the Government of Saskatchewan website.