Covid Plan January 2022
The following procedures are in place to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and apply to all employees, visitors and contractors working for, with or around The Arts Station.
The Arts Station falls under multiple PHO orders and Government Restrictions which change regularly. We follow the BC Government Restrictions and PHO orders as they change even if they are not reflected in this plan. We defer to the BC government for the latest and accurate information. This plan will be updated accordingly.
Proof of vaccine
Proof of vaccine through QR code is required for the majority of activities at The Arts Station as required by the BC Government.
This includes all adult group activities.
If you choose to not disclose your vaccination status or are unvaccinated, we will attempt to accommodate on an individual basis during low usage times where proof of vaccine passport is not mandatory. Access is not guaranteed.
Covid expose, symptomatic, close contact or travel:
If you have covid and are fully vaccinated self-isolate for at least 5 days since the start of your symptoms. Wear a mask even in settings where a mask isn’t required and avoid higher-risk settings, such as gatherings, for another 5 days after ending isolation.
Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 5 days must self-isolate at home; symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and new muscle aches or headache.
If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, self-isolate for at least 10 days since the start of your symptoms.
If you don’t feel better after 5 or 10 days, keep self-isolating until you feel better and your fever is gone (without taking medicine that reduces fever).
Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada must follow the Government quarantine outline: Travel information
Anyone under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate must follow those instructions and any changes to government restrictions that are not listed here.
Attendees and visitors to the building will be asked to confirm they meet the above requirements.
If anyone begins to feel ill during their time in the building they must:
immediately remove themselves from others and arrange to leave the premises at the earliest possible time.
complete a record of the person and illness.
arrange for a cleaning of the workstation and touch points.
Mask requirements & maintain physical distancing:
Masks are required in indoor public settings for all people 5 and older. Full order below including exemption information:
The Arts Station is a shared facility with an independent restaurant the Blue Toque, in shared spaces masks should be worn such as washroom facilities.
For appointment bookings if you would prefer to be in a space by yourself please make a note when booking or speak with staff. We will do our best to accommodate this request as availability permits. This may require a different space i.e mountain room for pottery studio time.
Attendees should also continue to;
Maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between others wherever possible or;
Use physical barriers such as plexiglass between people.
Windows will also be opened where possible to encourage air circulation where possible and/or air filtration systems turned on.
One-way system of entrance and exit. Please follow the signage.
Regular hand washing:
Everyone must wash their hands, including upon arriving, before and after breaks, after handling cash or other materials, before and after handling common tools and equipment.
Provide hand sanitiser at entrance/exit and common areas.
Professional cleaning & disinfect 5 times per week.
Online and in person viewing is available.
Limited numbers are permitted to enter at once to maintain physical distancing.
Please still pre-book appointments to assist us in managing capacity and different needs. Drop in appointments will not be guaranteed.
Covid questionnaire in the booking system and on entry to the facility.
Limited numbers in each space to allow for physical distancing.
While we are doing our best to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, we cannot guarantee the prevention of exposure. Please note you are using the facilities at your own risk. Please take precautions to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. If you are at high-risk please consider remaining at home and participating via our virtual options.