Covid-19 Terms & Conditions (Updated December 22, 2021)

Covid-19 Terms & Conditions (Updated December 22, 2021)

COVID – 19 FOR WOODS ON PENDER GUESTS 

December 22, 2021 UPDATED GUIDELINES:

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has updated their Covid-19 Province Wide restrictions again on December 22, 2021:

Here are the links to the BC CDC updates:

BC CDC GUIDELINES

There are no current restrictions that deal with Travel within British Columbia by B.C. residents.  U.S. and International travel is not recommended but we have no specific restrictions as accommodators to not accommodate those from areas outside of British Columbia or Canada.  This will likely change but there are no current restrictions.

All travellers that are not a resident of British Columbia must be fully vaccinated including US citizens.   You will need  proof of a negative Covid-19 test and a vaccination record to cross the border and to check in here.  There is currently no vaccine requirement for B.C. residents but all guests must adhere to mask wearing on checkins and in areas that other guests are present.  You also must contact us prior to check in if you are showing any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid-19 and we will cancel your booking.

BC CDC Vaccination Requirements

We are not currently doing inside dining.  The requirement for Vaccination proof isn’t required for take out or outside deck seating.  So far accommodation guests are not specifically required to provide a fully vaccinated card but they cannot be part of a group or dine in any food service establishment onsite or anywhere on Pender Island.  As stated above anyone that is not a resident of British Columbia will be required to show us proof of vaccination on check-in.

WOODS Vaccination Requirements

As stated above as of December 22nd we don’t have a specific requirement to show proof of vaccination to residents of British Columbia but we will for any guests residing outside of Canada.

Groups or Gatherings

All gathering restrictions were updated on December 22nd, 2021 with several significant restrictions that will affect WOODS Guests:

EVENTS IN PRIVATE RESIDENCES OR VACATION ACCOMMODATION

  1. An occupant may host an event in a private residence or vacation accommodation, if the provisions of this Part are complied with.
  2. In addition to the occupants, no more than 10 other persons, including visitors and event staff, or the occupants of one other private residence or vacation accommodation who live communally and event staff, whichever is the greater number of people, may attend an event in a private residence or vacation accommodation.
  3. An occupant must not host an event in a private residence or vacation accommodation, unless(a) section 2 is complied with, and(b) the occupant is satisfied that all the occupants, visitors over the age of 11 years, and event staff are vaccinated or have an exemption.
  4. A person over the age of 11 years must not attend or be event staff at an event in a private residence or vacation accommodation, unless(a) the person is vaccinated, or has an exemption, and(b) section 2 is complied with.

Organized gatherings

Organized gatherings have new capacity restrictions. Examples of an organized gathering include wedding ceremonies or funerals.

Food Service

Food and Liquor Serving Premises

The requirements for Food Service where wait staff are serving guests at the table have been amended.  Mask wearing when not seated and proof of vaccination is still the same as before but there are new capacity limits for seating and not more than 6 people can be seated together.  The full PHO is linked in the heading here.

Mandatory Masks

While at WOODS you must wear masks for checkins and in the public areas around the restaurant or using the washroom in the restaurant.  At your unit or walking on the Grounds outdoors masks are optional unless you are in close proximity to others not in your party.

 


WOODS TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

NOTE:

Pender Taxi is no longer in business and the Car Stops don’t really work with Covid issues. Don’t arrive on Pender Island without a car or another form of transportation to get yourself to and from the Ferry to WOODS. We can’t pick you up and other than a long walk there won’t be a public transportation mode available.

 

OPERATING HEALTH GUIDELINES:

WOODS on Pender follows the guidelines set by BC CDC, the Provincial Government, and the CRD, in conjunction with Vancouver Island Health Association (VIHA).  We also monitor the BC Hotel Association provided protocols and WorkSAFE BC guidelines for our employees safety.

All guests must be registered and no un-registered guests are allowed on private sites or the WOODS Motel common areas.

Please wash your hands frequently and/or sanitize when in and around your units and in public areas around the Resort.  

COVID-19 Positive Guests: 

We ask that anyone that is positive or showing any Covid-19 symptoms to stay at home and don’t come to WOODS.  If you test positive after you make a booking we can cancel and refund your booking with no charge.

 

PENDER ISLAND:

As a small island with an aged population we and our guests must always respect the islands residents that may have reservations about visitors and tourists during this current situation. Social distancing is required at least until the BC CDC lifts that requirement. There are lots of open spaces around Pender. Please make sure you bring food to cook if you are cooking.  All food venues are open and most do take out. 

Masks are required in most retail outlets and at the Saturday market.  Please respect each venues requirements that are posted.

 

PROTOCOLS:

Guest Checkins (By Text):

Checkin time will be extended to 4pm to accommodate extra cleaning times.  We will try to accommodate earlier checkins when available. Please text us the day of arrival to see if this is available.

Text us when you arrive or land at the Ferry. We will not be doing check ins within Coffee + Kitchen like we usually do until further notice.  We will adjust as the BC CDC requirements are updated.  Text us on the Resort Phone 250-629-3353 when you are arriving and we will meet you in the parking area outside Coffee + Kitchen. Airstreams and Cabins we will be doing a detail check in with one person from each booking. WOODS Motel guests we will meet you in the parking lot and then send you up to your room.

Staff interaction:

Once they are cleaned and the guest arrives for check in standard BC social distancing guidelines will be in place.  We will be cleaning with disposable gloves and once you are checked in you will be on your own and no staff will enter your unit unless in a case of emergency or a problem with the unit.  We will be doing check-ins digitally and orientations will be done with social distancing at the unit once you arrive with ONE person from your group.

Cleaning:

All units will be cleaned in between guests with disinfectants wiping down all obvious touch points.  Please continue to wash your hands, not touch your face and avoid too much contact with common touch points when possible.  We assume all guests are using this type of practice while at WOODS. Guest are expected to adhere to the BC CDC guidelines of social distancing which will be updated as we know more. If a guest ignores this guidance they will be asked to leave.

Pets must be on leash while on the Resort at all times. All guests are responsible for clean up after their pets.

 

Coffee + Kitchen: 

Coffee + Kitchen will reopen February 6th for take out only.  Coffee Bar will be open in the mornings 9am to 11am Friday to Sunday and Dinners on the weekends 5pm to 7pm all through the take out window. You can sit on the the restaurant deck or on the lawn.  All alcoholic beverages should be consumed on the deck of the restaurant.  No outside liquor allowed on the deck or in public areas.  All guests are responsible to take their take out containers and deposit in the bins provided.

 

CAMP Truck:

CAMP Truck will permanently closed this year.  We may do another CAMP Truck after the pandemic. 

All our Food & Beverage hours are updated on the WOODS Food & Drink Page. 

 

WOODS Massage: 

WOODS Massagee – Here its he link to their booking page:

https://woodsonpender.com/woods-massage/

 

Airstreams and Cabins: 

They are all separated and qualify for social distancing requirements.  They are also mostly outdoors and from a risk point of view are very low for virus transmission and/or residual touch points.  The Hot Tubs are treated and tested with Bromine and are at 104 degrees.  The Virus, based on the BC CDC ADVICE cannot survive with Bromine and the 104 degree temperature.  The use of the private hot tubs will be at the own risk of the guests.  They can chose to use them or not based on their own level of comfort but they will be wiped with alcohol and sprayed on the outside and the water tested and changed between each guest. 

Here is a link with information about Water and Hot Tubs for Covid-19 (Link)

 

WOODS Motel:

All the rooms have outdoor entrances and all common areas are outdoors which is much lower risk than indoor common areas.  The Hot Tub will be closed off until further notice.  It is governed by VIHA and is mandated to be shut down because it is for common use.  Staff cleaning will NOT be done each day only before and in between guest stays.  if you need something while you are onsite, text us on the resort phone and we can drop off to you outside.

Make sure in all common areas social distancing adhered to and no un-registered guests are invited to join you.  For any non-registered guests they must meet you down in the public areas by CAMP Truck but not on the deck of WOODS Motel.

 

BC Ferries:

We recommend making a reservation and remaining in your vehicle when on the ferry.  it is respectful to staff and a current requirement.  Check with their website for further updates.  The normal requirement of leaving your vehicle on lower decks has been relaxed for now.  Please check and make a reservation to make sure the ferry connected to your booking is available.  www.bcferries.com

We all need to get back to enjoying nature and WOODS and want to make sure all of our guests, staff, and local residents stay safe and relaxed.

— Thanks, WOODS on Pender Team