Covid-19 and re opening our charters
We re Opened June 7 and as of August 4 everyone has been healthy because we are playing it safe!
It is our top priority to help reduce the transmission of Covid and thus to keep you and our staff healthy and feeling secure.
So in short all we are asking is that you bring a mask and use it when we’re too close together like when we’re all in the boat cabin driving to our spots. Our guides will be wearing them whenever it’s impossible to maintain that 2 meters distance. It’s a minor inconvenience but we care about your health.
BC FISHING CHARTER, GUIDE, AND LODGE OPERATIONS COVID-19 PROTECTIVE WORK PLAN
Silversides Fishing Adventures is using the fishing charter Covid policy created by the BCSFI(BC Sport Fishing Institute) and approved by Worksafe BC and our health experts. WorkSafeBC is a provincial agency dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C.
Plans and protocols are presented here as recommendations and are not intended as a legal standard of care or industry standard. This document is offered to assist participants in the sport fishery, whether that is personal or through fishery related businesses, in complying with health guidance issued by the BC Health Officer, which are subject to change. This document does not carry legal or regulatory authority.
We ask that you respect the rules that we have been asked to abide by. A simple questionnaire will be filled out prior to boarding the vessel. This is to protect you and our staff should anyone contract Covid-19. It’s contact tracing to keep everyone safe.
You are required to bring your own face mask. These could be the store bought ones, a bandana etc. Masks are required to be worn at all times when it is impossible to maintain a 2 meter distancing from the charter captain or people outside your known circle
Each guest is required to bring their own hand towel and sanitizer.
If you have underlying medical conditions, it is recommended that you avoid boarding our vessels.
Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, which primarily displays as a persistent cough, will not be permitted on our vessels. If you are sick, stay home.
You must not travel or come to our facility or business if you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Maximize physical distancing, where a 2-metre(6 feet) minimum cannot be maintained, a face mask must be worn.
If you need to sneeze or cough please do so into your elbow or towel.
Food and beverage sharing is strongly discouraged.
Please make sure to minimize and simplify what you bring on board the boat. This will help to reduce or eliminate potential cross contamination.
While travelling out to the fishing grounds, clients are asked to remain seated to ensure they do not encroach on others personal space.
Customers are asked and reminded to maintain ‘Social distancing” on the dock.
Customers will be encouraged to follow provincial protocols for travel to and from the dock.
If you want to leave a gratuity please put it in an envelope and place it in the glove box or dashboard of boat.
Charter provider responsibilities and requirements
Client Contact info will be kept on file for 30 days from date of Charter as required by our health authorities.
All exposed areas on the boat will be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized prior to the charter.
We are not allowed to provide food on any charters until further notice. Sorry for this inconvenience.
Providing waders on jet boat trips is a tricky situation because they are a common shared item and not that easy to clean between uses. For Sturgeon charters please just wear shorts and shoes that are water friendly.
Clients will be asked to bring out their own PPE and use it, this includes a minimum of a face masks and hand towel to dry their hands. (Gloves and eye protection is optional).
Clients will be debriefed on how to best optimize physical distancing. This will include but not be limited to; the best area to sit/stand and procedures for where to stand and deal with the catching of fish.
Extra PPE is available at a small fee if any is lost or damaged or considered insufficient to meet the current standards.
Fishing rods and other ‘multi-used’ equipment will be sanitizes or washed after being handled.