CAA Saskatchewan COVID-19 Update
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to cause concern among residents and travellers around the world. This is an evolving, fluid situation that is in constant change.
For the health and welfare of CAA Members, clients and staff, the 12 CAA Stores in Saskatchewan will be temporarily closed to the public, effective 5:30 p.m. today, March 18, 2020. Full service will be provided by phone, email and internet. Special needs will be accommodated by appointment only at the CAA Stores and at the Regina corporate office.
CAA Saskatchewan is taking action to limit contact with the public while still being there for Members and clients. CAA has been closely monitoring the situation and is following guidelines issued by all levels of government.
CAA Roadside Assistance and the Regina Battery Depot will remain operational with safety measures in place for working personnel.
“CAA Members and clients are encouraged to continue with their daily travel, insurance and membership business with CAA by phone, email or via our website. Our experienced staff are available to help as best they can,” says Fred Titanich, President and CEO, CAA Saskatchewan. He added, ‘We appreciate the cooperation and loyalty of our Members and clients during these challenging times.”
Many requests for help pertain to the travel industry. Airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, hotels and resorts are all being as flexible as possible during these uncertain times. Ultimately, the decision to travel is a personal one.
At the present time, CAA Travel Consultants are working hard to repatriate travellers and will continue to provide the required expertise. Those travellers in urgent need will be a priority. The situation is rapidly changing, and the patience of all those contacting CAA Travel is very much appreciated,
It’s best to speak with an experienced travel consultant regarding any travel plans. You may want to consider the following:
- Buy travel insurance – this is always recommended. Ensure you understand your policy coverage.
- Follow healthy habits such as washing your hands and covering your nose and mouth with tissues or a handkerchief when sneezing or coughing.
- Allow additional time for air travel.
- Pack extra prescription medication in case you’re delayed getting home.
- Stay connected with the Saskatchewan Health Authority for updates and information.
- Know the location and contact information of the nearest Canadian Embassies and Consulates when travelling.
- Always ensure that you have the necessary travel documentation, including valid passports and health insurance card.
- The Government of Canada’s website includes comprehensive FAQs and current travel advisories. It is recommended you review the Government of Canada’s travel advice and advisories website daily to remain informed.
For further information, contact:
Christine Niemczyk, Director of Communications | CAA Saskatchewan
306.791.4327 | firstname.lastname@example.org | caask.ca
CAA Saskatchewan serves approximately 181,000 Members, offering benefits and services through its non-profit motor club, and through its travel and insurance agencies, as well as the CAA Car Care Centre at Regina Battery Depot. CAA advocates for motorists, pedestrians and travellers, provides consumer education, supports traffic safety programs and addresses related public policy issues