No alcohol after 10 p.m. in Saskatoon night clubs under new COVID-19 rules

In the wake of multiple outbreaks at night clubs in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is bringing in a series of health restrictions focused on night clubs in clubs in the city.

Under a new Public Health Order that will come into effect Friday, the following restrictions will be in place:

For night clubs in the City of Saskatoon:

  • The consumption of alcohol in all nightclubs is prohibited from the hours of 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. for all persons, including patrons, staff, and owners;
  • Nightclubs must be closed to patrons at 11 p.m. until at least 9 a.m. the following day. Takeout food services are permitted.
  • The order will also require all nightclubs in Saskatchewan to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Six patrons to a table only
  • Static table groupings – no mingling among groups/tables.

The order will also require all night clubs in Saskatchewan to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Karaoke and dance floors remain prohibited.
  • Business owners and operators must ensure physical distancing within their establishments.
  • As outlined in the Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines, mask use is required for staff. It is strongly encouraged for patrons until they are seated.
  • Recommended for all establishments in Saskatchewan:
  • Bars/nightclubs/licensed establishments are recommended to take names and contact information of all patrons to assist contact tracing in the event of possible transmission.

"If there is conflict between the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines and the Public Health Order conflict, the requirements under the Public Health Order are to be followed," the SHA said in a news release.

This is a developing story. More details to come.