COVID 19 UPDATE May 26, 2020
All Canadians Are Welcome at Our resorts!
Recently the BC Provincial Government has stated that only BC residents can camp in BC Parks Provincial campgrounds. However, this rule does not apply to private campgrounds (like ours) and there is currently no order where residents are prohibited from inter-provincial travel.
If you frequently wash your hands, practice physical distancing, have no large gatherings, wear PPE such as masks, keep to your close household group, and self-isolate and when you are feeling unwell and report symptoms means that your proper COVID – 19 behavior patterns are entrenched and you are welcome at HTR. It does not matter where in Canada you reside; just that you are healthy and not sick at the time of travel.
As of May 25, 2020, we have developed an updated protocol (with much input from other camping organizations) to keep our staff and guests safe. In these difficult times we have made changes to our operations to meet the criteria set out by the Public Health Authority.
Currently, our washrooms, laundromat, pools, hot tubs, and playgrounds continue to remain closed. The registration office and the store are open with limited hours with no inside access. We are set up so that you can purchase items such as wood as well as get site info. Over the next few weeks, we will begin to open amenities as we are allowed.
- Smaller groups, bigger spaces and shorter visits are best going forward. The suggestion is a maximum of 6 people may gather at any one time.
- All RV units that stay with us must be self-contained (own bathrooms) as there are no facilities available. Power, Water & Sewer are included in your full hookup.
- Some of our locations are opening washrooms, as they can, which will allow for tenting to begin.
- We hope to have the swimming pools open (mid-June as per usual) but there will likely be limitations on numbers of people that can swim at the same time so that spatial distancing can be maintained.
- No unregistered guests are allowed at your site. Each person in the park must be from one household unit. Households are defined as those people that live in one home and have maintained social distancing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Households groups must maintain 2-metre (6 feet) social distancing from other Household groups.
- Groups of children playing basketball or games is not permitted. Parents must ensure that their children always maintain a 2-metre separation from other children/people from other parties during your stay.
The most important message we want to pass on to you is from the Public Health Authority – maintain physical distancing. You MUST always maintain a 2-meter (6 feet) distance from others. Feel free to go for a walk if you wish but maintain your distance.
Having a group of people over to your campsite for a sit around a fire is not permitted! You must stay/reside in your own site and not have others visiting. Having groups of people hanging out is not permitted. Bylaw officers can enforce these guidelines if they are not being followed. Please help to ensure that these rules are followed.
We encourage all of you to follow recommendations as provided by provincial health authorities, to reduce the likelihood of catching the virus, which include:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- avoid others who are unwell
- stay home when you are sick
- avoid greeting with handshakes and consider greeting or acknowledgments hands-free, such as a wave
- the most important thing you can do to prevent coronavirus and other illnesses is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
If you come across someone not maintaining the 2-metre social distancing requirement, please remember that they may be in one Household group. If someone infringes on your 2-metre distance, kindly remind them of the 2-metre rule.
Please de-escalate any confrontational situations and if needed, report the situation to the office email or phone. We deeply appreciate your understanding and compliance with these guidelines.