Updated COVID-19 Policies at Prairieland Park
Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is dedicated to the safety of our guests and staff. Based on the most recent mandates and recommendations of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the following measures and requirements have been put in place for all indoor buildings located on the property:
- Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required to attend any event at or on the premises at Prairieland Park.
- Proof of vaccination can be in the form of SHA issued vaccination cards, QR Code, or printed vaccination report accompanied by government-issued photo I.D.
- Masks are mandatory for all guests and staff (unless actively eating or drinking) in all public spaces for the duration of every event.
- Event guests, participants, presenters, vendors, or exhibitors that do not provide proof of vaccination will be required to provide proof of negative test results within 48 hours of entry to the event (and on a consistent basis for multiday shows). The most current approved COVID-19 testing methods and providers can be found on the Saskatchewan Health Authorities website.
- “COVID-19 test” means any of the following paid tests administered at a testing site approved by the Minister of Health, as posted on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website and as updated from time to time, at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information/where#licensed-labs-offering-test
- Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirements.
To ensure the safety of all patrons and guests to the facilities at Prairieland Park, these requirements are applicable to all shows and events, whether public or private, and to all guests and staff entering any of the buildings on the Park. Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is committed to the continued success of the event and hospitality industry here in Saskatoon by producing safe opportunities for people to gather, celebrate and host events.
Issued: Sept 28, 2021
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
***These policies are subject to change as updated public health orders are issued.
As a member of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), we, Prairieland Park, are proudly adopting the protocols proposed as industry standards for expositions and trade shows in Canada.
Recognizing that each province and venue has its own specifications, this guide was created by the CAEM to outline the basic measures and considerations that are required to re-open exhibitions and trade shows safely. These guidelines will be applied in conjunction with current provincial, territorial, and local legislation, regulations, and policies which may evolve over time to accommodate changes in relaunch / re-opening plans, as well as consumer confidence. It is also important to note that CAEM and Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation will periodically update this document, as new information about the virus is available or as health and safety measures are lifted, based on guidance from government and public health officials.
Protocols involving food service and related items will be discussed on a case per case basis taking into account all the relevant requirements and standards needed at the time of the event.
The health and safety of all event participants (exhibitors, attendees, and workers) is a top concern amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, all parties must place an increased focus on physical distancing, as well as health, hygiene, and safety in order to re-open events. When the event industry is allowed to re-open, the health and safety of all participants will be paramount and will guide our approach, with all re-opening actions to be informed by provincial guidelines, health data, and the adoption of clear measures.
Occupational Health and Safety
The recommendations in this guide constitute a set of industry-specific best practice guidelines for the re-opening of the events sector in Saskatchewan. These guidelines should be used by event and trade show stakeholders as a supplement, in addition to the obligations that already exist under the Province’s existing Occupational Health and Safety Acts, including all existing resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.