All gathering restrictions were removed March 11, 2022. There are currently no restrictions for inside or outside group gatherings or events.
The requirements for Food Service where wait staff are serving guests at the table have been amended March 11, 2022. Mask wearing is no longer a requirement and there is also no longer a proof of vaccination status required.
There is no longer a mask requirement but we will work with any guests that prefers mask wearing when checking into a unit.
WOODS TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
NOTE CARLESS ARRIVALS:
Pender Taxi has been replaced with Lighting Taxi and the Car Stops are now working as long as you wear a mask in their vehicle. 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 unregistered 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 stay at home and don’t come to WOODS. Let us know as soon as you can if you test positive for Covid.
As a small island with an aged population, we and our guests must always respect the island’s residents that may have reservations about visitors and tourists during this current situation.
Guest Check-ins (By Text):
Check-in time is 4 pm. We will try to accommodate earlier check-ins 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 detailed 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.
Pets must be on-leash while on the Resort at all times. All guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Coffee + Kitchen:
Coffee + Kitchen has reopened for inside dining. Coffee Bar will be open in the mornings 9 am to Noon Thursday to Saturday and 9am to 2pm Sunday and Monday. Dinners on Friday and Saturday 5 pm to 7 pm. No outside liquor is allowed on the restaurant deck or in other restaurant areas. All guests are responsible to take their takeout containers and deposit in the bins provided.
CAMP Truck will be permanently closed this year. We have opened CAMP Store within Coffee + KitchenRestaurant selling take out frozen and fresh food.
All our Food & Beverage hours are updated on the WOODS Food & Drink Page.
Airstreams and Cabins:
All airstreams and cabins are 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 touchpoints. 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 choose 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.
See more information about Water and Hot Tubs during Covid-19 here.
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 it off to you outside.
Make sure in all common areas social distancing is adhered to and no unregistered 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.
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