Covid-19 Management at Diana Lake Lodge - Summer 2021

UPDATED JUN 8, 2021

Diana Lake will again be open  for business this summer. We have revised many elements of our operation to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission at our lodge. Outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing and fishing help reduce risk, and more importantly improve our attitude as well as our physical and mental health. (Please contact us at dianalakelodge@gmail.com for more detailed information about booking a summer 2021 trip.) 

Read on for a brief summary of our COVID-19 Response Plan: 

ORGANIZATION

How we organize groups

At this time we are only able to accommodate groups (cohorts) that do NOT have to physically distance, as it is not possible to physically distance within our cozy lodge. 

Industry best practices

Diana Lake Lodge is closely following the Backcountry Lodges of BC Association best practices (see their template here), the health orders and guidance documents of the BC Provincial Government, and the recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Diana Lake Lodge does not directly provide guided services – if you bring a guide, check with them for their best practices.

Cancellation policy

To accommodate the uncertain nature of the present times, we have modified our cancellation policy for the summer 2021 season.

There are no refunds due to cancellation. However if you need to cancel due to Covid-19 contacts or infection, then you may postpone your trip to later in the season (or possible next year). If you want more detailed information about booking a Summer 2021 trip, please contact us at dianalakelodge@gmail.com

PAPERWORK

Modified waiver

The waiver has been modified to include infectious disease in the Assumption of Risk section:  “…infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact”. Here is the complete Summer Waiver for you to review (do not sign yet). You will fill out and sign the Waiver with a staff member as your witness at the Lodge.

Pre-trip health declaration

Guests will be requested to fill out a health declaration (view here) prior to their trip and bring up to the Lodge.

CLEANLINESS

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at the lodge entrance as well as in the outhouse. There is a hand washing sink with soap and warm water in the Meadow. Frequent hand sanitizing/washing will be encouraged. .

Mask use

Please bring your mask. Mask use will be voluntary by the individuals within a cohort group. Staff will wear masks as required. Physical distancing is encouraged where possible.

Linens

You are responsible for your own sleeping bag and pilowcase. Mattresses and pillows are provided. 

Cleaning

Between trips the lodge and outdoor shower room will be treated to a deep clean. Touch points around the lodge/outhouse areas will be disinfected frequently. All unnecessary items (books, magazines, pillows, etc) that are part of the common area will be removed and guests will be asked to store their personal items in their own sleeping area.

GROUP INTERACTION

Meals

The Lodge eating area lies between the sleeping quarters and the kitchen. For catered groups: Food will be plated by staff and handed to guests at the entry to the kitchen. No guests will be permitted in the kitchen area while staff are cooking.  Lunches will be prepared by staff and distributed to guests in the morning. Self catered groups will be responsible for sanitizing the kitchen area before/after use.

Our new sauna / outdoor shower

This past summer we completed construction of a shower/sauna/drying room building. Current PHO directives do not allow us to use the Sauna at this time. Our newly relocated and rebuilt outdoor shower has hot water and is a luxurious experience.

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