COVID-19

Dear Patrons,

It has been a long few years - from cancelling the 2020 season to the partial re-opening of the festival in 2021 - we are all ready to get back to a new normal.  This summer, we are thrilled to be welcoming back much of the auxiliary programming that was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021. This includes the Sunday Teas, Chef's on the Saskatchewan, the return of pre and post show programming events, and much more. One event that is not returning this year is the Medieval Feast. We don't think we are ready to share food with strangers just yet.

Skye Brandon, Yvette Nolan, and I have been doing a lot of talking about which protocols to keep and which ones to lift this summer. At the end of the day the most important thing to us is the health of our artists, patrons, and staff. Because our Artists will be seeing upwards of 12,000 people over the course of the 8 week run and will NOT be wearing masks while performing, we have decided to stick with the audience COVID protocols we had in place in 2021 that worked for us so well.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing at the festival this summer!

Respectfully,

Melanie Rogowski
(she/her)
General Manager

SOTS asks that all guests on site be mindful of the following protocols to ensure the continued health and safety of all staff, guests, and artists on site.

  • Artists and speakers WILL NOT be masked while performing or pratice social distancing
  • SOTS will NOT ask for proof of vaccination for audience members to attend festival events
  • Audience members must wear a mask while in the amphitheatre only and optional outside
  • Masks will NOT be required for patrons with breathing difficulties
  • The audience is permitted to bring food and drink purchased onsite into the amphitheatre and are asked to wear their mask between bites and sips
  • Where possible in the amphitheatre, patron bookings will be separated by a single social distancing seat
  • All patrons are asked to:
    • Wash/sanitize hands upon entering the site
    • ​​​​​​Be mindful of other guest's personal space and maintain a reasonable distance from those not in your party when possible;
    • Cover mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow if coughing or sneezing;
  • Festival staff and Volunteers will wear masks in the theatre and onsite buildings
  • Volunteer masking is optional outdoors
  • We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe.  We have put precautions in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission as much as possible, but we cannot guarantee there will be zero risk. 
  • We appreciate your patience and understanding with these necessary operational changes.

Please note that this page is a living document. Updates may be made based on the recommendations of the SHA and Government of Saskatchewan.

This page was last updated on May 2nd, 2022

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