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COVID Operations

Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Cabins 2020, 2021

The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place the following operational procedures to minimize risk of Covid-19 infection transmission.

1. All bookings must be made online.

2. Booking availability will be staggered. November 1, 2020 bookings go online for the period ending on January 31, 2021. On January 15, 2021 booking go online for the remainder of the winter season.

3. The group must supply contact telephone and email for all guests when booking online to permit contact tracing.

4. All members of the group must read, understand and sign the online waiver agreement.

5. Maximum group size is 6 for Thunder Meadows and 4 for Tunnel Creek.

6. It is suggested that groups consist of a single household or 1 family unit limit.

7. The cabins will NOT be open for day use.

8. Groups must bring their own sanitizing supplies, and use them for dishes, utensils and high touch surfaces as per instructions by BC Centers for Disease control. There will be no dish clothes or towels provided, you must bring your own.
Read the Bleach Water Ratios: bleach-water-ratios-table
Read the Cleaning Disinfecting Public Settings:CleaningDisinfecting_PublicSettings

9. Groups will check out at 11 AM and new groups check in no earlier than 2 PM to minimize interaction between groups and allow sanitized items to dry.

10. There remains a no-refund-policy unless the Province of BC recloses backcountry cabins.

11. When booking, guests must agree that they will stay home if they are sick will not go to the cabin if at the time of their trip they have any disqualifications as outlined in the following Disqualification Screening Tool.

COVID-19 Disqualification Screening Tool
If you or any members of your household have traveled outside of Canada (including the United States) within the past 14 days you are not permitted to visit the cabins.

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms with unknown cause?
• Fever yes no
• Cough yes no
• Shortness of breath yes no
• Difficulty breathing yes no
• Chills yes no
• Sore throat yes no
• Runny nose yes no
• Loss of sense of smell or taste yes no
• Headache yes no
• Fatigue yes no
• Diarrhea yes no
• Loss of appetite yes no
• Nausea and vomiting yes no
• Muscle aches yes no
• Have you had contact with any person with these symptoms, or under investigation for COVID-19 in the last 14 days yes no

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