On Monday, Shirley Rosenfeldt ate at a restaurant for the first time since Saskatchewan’s proof-of-vaccination policy took effect.
“It’s really nice,” Rosenfeldt said while having lunch at Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar with a friend.
“I can’t say I missed it that much.”
As of 12:01 a.m. Monday, proof of vaccination or a negative test is no longer required to enter certain businesses and other public places.
The province adopted the policy Oct. 1, in a bid to get more residents vaccinated during the Delta wave.
“I’ve been asking people all weekend how they feel and 99% of them are happy it’s gone. There are still some who are a bit wary. I’ve asked almost every tables that came in,” said general manager Gary Baba. .
“A few tables said they wouldn’t come when it was a busy time, but they would come anyway,” Baba said.
Fitness Focus also welcomes clients they haven’t seen in four or five months.
“So far I haven’t encountered any real hesitation,” manager Garret Blackwell said.
“I feel good, I think everyone around us is feeling good, I think it’s time for this to happen,” client Hannah Walton said.
Masking in indoor spaces will remain in place until the end of the month.