COVID-19 Policy + Safety Plan

To participate in Vancouver Skiers bus trips and in-person club events, we require that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster shots for which you are eligible, with a vaccine approved in Canada and that you have completed the 2-week waiting period for full immunity to develop.

You do not need to be fully vaccinated to become a member of the club.

If you choose to participate, you must follow these rules

  • If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home.
  • If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home.
  • Wash your hands before participating and bring hand sanitizer.
  • Wear a mask while on the bus.
  • Comply with physical distancing measures at all times.
  • Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.
  • Avoid crowding by leaving the ski-related venue as quickly as possible after you finish.

Trip Cancellation Policy

The cancellation date for receiving a refund for each trip is published on the Vancouver Skiers website under the detailed description of each trip.  Normally, the cancellation date is 32 days prior to the date of the trip.  After that cancellation date has passed, there will be no refund for the trip for any personal reason.  However, all participants will receive full refunds if the club cancels a trip. 

Illness Plan

If an individual develops symptoms of COVID-19 while on a trip, they should inform the Trip Leader immediately and contact Health Link BC at 811 for guidance.  The individual will not be allowed to continue to ride on the bus and will be expected to arrange their own transportation home.  As soon as possible, the Trip Leader will inform the other participants on the trip of the situation. 

If any club member, who has been on a trip or participated in a club activity in the previous 14 days, finds out that they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, they should inform the Trip Leader immediately.  If the Trip Leader cannot be contacted immediately, they should inform any available member of the Club Executive.  The Trip Leader should be prepared to provide the health authorities with the contact information for the participants on the trip when contacted by those health authorities. 

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