September 13, 2021 Update: Proof of Vaccination Provincial Public Health Order

Effective September 13, 2021 Proof of Vaccination which requires a Vaccine Card and Photo ID upon entry for anyone aged 12 and up is now applicable for:

  • Dining in the Pub Bar & Grill
  • Dining on the Pub outdoor patio
  • Attending functions in our Park Place Lodge meeting rooms

Please keep in mind that for those who are unvaccinated, you are still welcome to pick up takeout orders from the Pub Bar & Grill

In addition, while masks in common areas of the hotel still required, the Proof of Vaccine requirement does not apply to guests staying at the hotel or to utilize hotel amenities including:

  • Hotel Pool & Hot Tub
  • Hotel Fitness Room
  • Hotel Room Service
  • Accessing Hotel Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Shop

Also please keep in mind the the additional restrictions implemented on August 21, 2021 and noted below are also applicable.

 


August 24, 2021 Update: the BC Government has placed new restrictions for all of BC’s Interior Region which includes Fernie. Travel is still allowed, but safely.

NEW Restrictions now in place as of August 21, 2021:

  • Masks mandatory in public indoor spaces for those aged 12 and older
  • New restrictions on indoor and outdoor exercise / fitness classes & programs
  • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to no more than one additional household or 5 additional guests.
  • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people and outdoor limited to 100 people. Both require a COVID Safety Plan
  • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to 10 guests or one additional household.
  • Outdoor personal gatherings are limited (e.g.  private BBQs, block parties) are limited to 50 people.

Travelers to Fernie are highly encouraged to travel safely, follow health orders and any health protocols such as distancing.  Please consider rebooking if not feeling well to keep cases from further increasing in the Interior Region of BC.

Park Place Lodge has assessed the risks and hazards of the workplace and is actively working to reduce these risks.  As per the Provincial Government and Work Safe BC, we are transitioning from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a Communicable Disease Prevention plan. These updated policies and procedures have been implemented to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all workers and hotel guests. We’re slowly returning to pre-pandemic service levels and addressing capacity challenges as we move forward together. We will be consistently updating our safety precautions as the the government provides additional information and we move towards Step 4 of the provinces re-start plan.


Highlights

Return of Canada-wide recreational travel as well as , while government is asking travelers who are sick or not fully vaccinated to remain home. Furthermore, guests showing COVID-19 symptoms are required to cancel their planned stay and not be permitted use hotel facilities.

Indoor use of masks is again mandated as of August 21, 2021.

Park Place Lodge continues to operate with procedures which encourage limited direct interaction between staff and guests. This includes contactless check-outs, encouraging  guests to use of telephone for communication, departure only unit cleans as well as capacity restrictions, distancing and protective barrier protocols.

Pool / Hot Tub /Gym operations will continue to follow guidelines provided by the Provincial Government and Interior Health.  Policies that were implemented in December 2020 continue to be in place as no further guidance was provided as part of the Step 3 re-opening plan. This includes private bookings only in designated time slots.

The Covid Safety Plan is replaced by a new communicable disease plan that is less prescriptive and contains ongoing measures  we continue to maintain at all times as part of our Occupational Health and Safety Program. These include:

  • Policies supporting staff who may be sick with a communicable disease to stay home
  • Promoting hand hygiene by providing hand hygiene facilities with appropriate supplies.
  • Maintaining a clean environment through routine cleaning processes

Park Place Lodge is also be prepared to implement additional prevention measures as required by a medical health officer or the provincial health officer to deal with communicable diseases in their workplace or region, should those be necessary.


Additional details on our safety and guidance documents are available by contacting the Park Place Lodge management team.

Additional resources related to Covid-19 and Travel to Fernie / British Columbia:


We kindly ask that all guests are patient and courteous towards our team. We are extremely proud of the way they have adapted to so many changes on the fly throughout this ordeal.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT and for understanding as we enter this next phase of Covid restrictions.

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our #1 priority. We have adjusted our operations, but we are still here to make sure you have a great stay! If you have any questions regarding our COVID safety plan, please send us an email at manager@parkplacelodge.com. Again, thanks for your support, we truly appreciate it!

 

 

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