January 2023 Update: As of April 2022, businesses in Canada are no longer required to provide a COVID-19 safety plan. Businesses must follow communicable disease guidance from agencies such as WorkSafeBC which focuses on hygiene, cleaning practices and ventilation.
To keep tour and workshop participants and surrounding communities as safe as possible, Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours has developed the following practices and protocols beyond what is required by the Provincial Health Authority:
Vaccinations: Although proof of vaccination will no longer be required under a public health order to access businesses, we ask that all guests provide proof of full vaccination a minimum 14 days before joining a trip (note that vaccination proof is required by all of the lodges/boats/operators that Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours works with).
Symptoms of sickness: We are asking all participants avoid boarding ‘close quarter’ planes or vessels with other participants if they are sick. Bringing a communicable disease onto a trip like the Khutzeymateen (which is on a boat) will put the trip in jeopardy and will heavily impact fellow participants and the businesses we operate with.
COVID-19 Testing: Currently there is no requirement for testing prior to, during or after the trip. We will have antigen tests on board if we are directed by a health authority to test a passenger or crew member.
Masks: Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and it’s important that we respect the choices of one another. However, if anyone on a trip shows signs or symptoms of a communicable disease, we may require everyone to wear a mask. Please remember to bring your own masks as outlined in the trip equipment list.
Hygiene: You will be required to practice good hygiene, and practice proper respiratory etiquette.
Pre-trip planning: In consideration of your fellow participants and the business, we kindly ask that all participants take precautionary measures and be socially responsible to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases starting 14 days prior to their trip departure date.
This plan is subject to change and will be amended and updated to reflect the most recent information and requirements.