Self-reported mental health slides this week, although stress levels drop to near record lows.

A record two thirds of residents believe things will get better over the coming weeks. We have never seen this level of sustained optimism within the barometer.

Eight in ten adults report having received their first vaccine, and two in ten have had their second shot, double that of last week.

A strong majority of residents favour reopening plans being tied to the percentage of people vaccinated and approve the speed at which restrictions are being lifted, including those planned for July.

Comfort in engaging in social activities has risen slowly over the past two weeks. Going to a shopping mall, seeing extended family in the province and playing sports with others notice the greatest improvement.

For more information on the Saskatchewan COVID-19 Barometer, please visit https://insightrix.com/saskatchewan-covid-19-research-resource-centre/.