The Saskatchewan government announced Friday morning that some public health restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted in Regina later this month.
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As of May 17, all authorized restaurants and establishments in the city will be allowed to resume in-person meals according to provincial guidelines.
Additional restrictions were put in place for restaurants in Regina and the region at the end of March due to the increase in cases and variants of COVID-19 in the region.
On March 28, restaurants and bars were ordered to close in-person meals, but take-out and delivery was allowed.
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Under some of the provincial guidelines, only four people will be allowed to sit at a table once in-person meals resume.
According to provincial guidelines for indoor dining, there must be at least two meters of physical distance between guests when physical barriers are in place. If physical barriers are not in place, there should be three meters distance.
As for the terraces and outdoor terraces, there must be a distance of two meters between the customers of the other tables, with or without barriers.
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Alcohol cannot be sold after 10 p.m. in restaurants or bars. All establishments are also required to maintain customer information and reservations for all customers.
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