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COVID-19 Measures

Health & Safety

With British Columbia’s Restart Plan well underway, many tourism-related businesses such as restaurants and lodges have made many changes and adjustments to ensure the health and safety of guests and their employees.

On this page, outlined is a high-level overview of what businesses have done, what procedures are in place, and what you, the visitor can do to take precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Business COVID-19 Measures

All businesses in BC had to develop a COVID-19 safety plan, following the guidance of WorkSafeBC. Steps within this document include: accessing all of the risk areas, such as high contact areas, and outlining what measures were put in place to reduce the risks. Some of the measures include: the elimination of unnecessary touch-points, implementing barriers, reducing occupancy capacity, increased cleaning procedures, and putting up additional signage encouraging 2 meters (6 feet) distances are met. As well, everyone indoors must wear a mask and groups of no more than 6 people can be together, this includes event bookings, guided tours, meals and shuttles.

Most businesses also offer:

  • Sanitization stations
  • No contact services
  • Contact tracing (accommodations)

Public COVID-19 Measures

Although businesses have done much of the work ensuring that everyone stays safe. There are a few additional measures that the public should adhere to.

Those measures are as follows:

  • Maximum of 6 people per group
  • Wear a mask in indoor spaces
  • Maintain 2 meters (6 feet) between yourself and other people

As an added safety measure it is a good idea to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you, in situations where you are unable to wash your hands.