For the latest public health and information and directives from government, please visit these resources:
- Government of Canada: Information regarding outbreak updates; prevention and risks; symptoms and treatments; awareness resources; preparedness and travel advice; and guidance for health professionals, communities and individuals. It also provides a pop-up COVID-19 virtual assistant.
- Province of Saskatchewan: A gateway to the Government of Saskatchewan's COVID-19 updates, resources and supports.
- World Health Organization
- 811: The recommended self-assessment tool to use before calling 811 and a source for trustworthy health information.
- If you are looking for more information on COVID-19, please call the Government of Canada's novel coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397.
Employment and benefits services
- Government of Canada: information and online applications forms for Employment Insurance, Pensions and Benefits.
- Canada Revenue Agency: information about emergency benefits programs and how COVID 19 is effecting income tax filing deadlines.You can apply for the CERB with CRA online or by phone. Phone: 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041
Support for small businesses
Emergency Support Program For Saskatchewan Small Businesses: Saskatchewan small businesses will receive additional provincial support to help deal with current COVID-19 challenges through the new Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP).
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic can cause anxiety and worry in all of us. Whether you're coping with the loneliness of self-isolation, concerned about the health of your loved ones or worried about what the future may hold, there are mental health supports available to help you through this difficult time.
HealthLine 811 mental health and addictions service continues to be available, providing 24/7 crisis support, advice to help manage a caller's situation, information and connection to community resources.
Kids Help Phone offers professional counselling, information and referrals. You can phone, text or chat online. It's confidential, free and available 24/7.
Text CONNECT to 686868
Chat online at kidshelpphone.ca
Mobile Crisis centres are located across Saskatchewan and operate 24/7.
Farm Stress Line provides support for farmers and ranchers and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To get help, call 1-800-667-4442.
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track. Crisis Text Line: Text WELLNESS to 741741 – Emergency: 911
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division has set up phone lines to support those who may be struggling in these changing times:
Provincial Line: 306-421-1871
Provincial Youth Line: 306-730-5900
North Battleford: 306-441-5746
Beware of scams and misinformation
- The World Health Organization has a dedicated page listing potential scams seeking to steal money or sensitive information from people. Improve your cyber security by reading the WHO’s information and tips.