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Saskatchewan brings in proof-of-vaccination policy as cases continue to rise


REGINA — Saskatchewan’s proof-of-vaccination policy is now in effect, meaning residents will have to show they have been immunized or have a negative COVID-19 test to access several businesses and event venues.

Public service employees are also required to provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test result at least every seven days.

It comes a day after Saskatchewan recorded its highest daily case count of COVID-19 and its highest number of people needing intensive care.

Businesses that will be requiring proof of vaccination include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theatres, casinos and entertainment venues.

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Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the requirements.

The government will not require proof of vaccination for retail businesses such as grocery stories, places of worship, fast-food restaurants offering takeout and delivery, private indoor gatherings and hotels.

Mandatory indoor masking remains in effect for all indoor public venues.

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