Infectious Diseases Management at Diana Lake Lodge
UPDATED March October 29, 2022
Diana Lake will again be open for business in 2023. We have revised many elements of our operation to reduce the likelihood of infectious disease (such as COVID-19 and influenza) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information about booking a winter or summer trip.)
Read on for a brief summary:
How we organize groups
At this time we are able to accommodate groups 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.
Please review our cancellation policy (here). There are no refunds due to last minute cancellation. However if an individual needs to cancel due to Covid-19 infection, then you may replace that individual without penalty. If you want more detailed information about booking a Winter or Summer 2023 trip, please contact us at email@example.com
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 (and Winter Waiver here) for you to review (do not sign yet). You will fill out and sign the appropriate Waiver with a staff member as your witness at the Lodge.
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. .
Please bring your mask, if desired. Mask use will be voluntary by the individuals within a group. Staff will wear masks as required. Physical distancing is encouraged where possible.
You are responsible for your own sleeping bag and pilowcase. Mattresses and pillows are provided.
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. Guests will be asked to store their personal items in their own sleeping area
The Lodge eating area lies beyond the kitchen, in the public space of the Lodge. For catered groups: Food will be plated and served at the table. No guests will be permitted in the kitchen area while staff are cooking. Lunch materials will be prepared by staff and placed on the table. Guests will make their own lunches. Self catered groups will be responsible for doing all dishes in hot water (as per BC Worksafe rules) and sanitizing the kitchen & dining areas before/after use. (Lunches will be made after breakfast, and no guests are allowed in the Lodge between 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM.)
Showers & Sauna
Our newly relocated and rebuilt outdoor shower has hot water and is a luxurious experience in the summertime. In the winter we make use of the Sauna and the bucket shower in the Sauna building.