COVID-19

 

Provincial restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act and others are made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA). SLNC may also have a separate policy and procedure mandate for operational staff and key volunteers within the organization. 

Provincial Health Order Update (Sept 2nd, 2021)

View the full current Provincial Health Order HERE.

The PHO has amended the gathering and events order. Some restrictions remain in place. For example:

  • Masks are mandated within all SLNC facilities,
  • Outdoor events are limited to a maximum of 100 people at this time,
  • Covid Passports are not required for access to SLNC Facilities or trails at this time,
  • All Program (Youth and Adult) Participants MUST be double vaccinated by an approved Government vaccine in order to participate in club programs.

 

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30th:

As a club, it is our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of ALL members and program participants. With this, we are making the following changes to our vaccination requirements for the 2021-22 season. This decision is based on feedback from other industry organizations, club coaches, staff, and the SLNC Health and Safety Committee. If you are unable, for whatever reason, to meet these new guidelines, a full refund will be provided to you for club Programming fees.  The general public (not participating in sanctioned club programming) is NOT required to be vaccinated to use the ski or snowshoe trails at SLNC. 

 

SLNC Covid-19 Operations Safety Plan

SLNC Covid-19 Club Safety Plan

 

Proof of Vaccination (Vaccine Passports) – Updated October 13, 2021

  • Vaccination Passports will be MANDATORY for all Volunteers at any Club Races, at the Black Prince Dinners, and at the BC Winter Games events being held in February. (Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Host Society Requirement)
  • All athletes and support staff participating at any sanctioned SLNC races including the Canada Cup, and Biathlon events MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine. Participating athletes and support staff must come with a Covid Passport for easy verification. It is yet to be determined if BC Winter Games athletes will require double vaccination.
  • All athletes and support staff participating in CCBC and Biathlon BC Training Camps at SLNC MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine. Participating athletes and support staff must come with a Covid Passport for easy verification.
  • ALL Club Coaches (paid or volunteer in Youth, Biathlon or Masters Programming) and all Program Participants over the age of 12 MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine to participate in SLNC Programs (Youth, Biathlon and Masters XC, and HP).
  • In order to ensure the health and safety of all staff members at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, all Staff MUST be double vaccinated with a Government approved COVID Vaccine to be employed with SLNC in 2021-22.

Please use our online form to self-disclose if the requirements apply to you. For out-of-province members you can submit a photo of your vaccine card.

Submit my proof of Vaccination

 

Travel advisory

  • There are no travel advisories or restrictions for camps, training, or races at this time.
  • Click the link to view the full BC Government Travel Advisory Restrictions

 

Facility Advisory (Updated September 30th, 2021)

  • We recommend that Day Tickets be purchased online in 2021-22 to reduce congestion and traffic at the lodge. Please sign in at the ticket windows on the exterior of the building.
  • You MUST continue to scan your day tickets and Season Passes for each visit to our facility. We are working on a touchless, self check-in option for the 2021-22 season.
  • We anticipate that interior UPSTAIRS seating will be at 25% capacity for the 2021-22 season, please do not plan to have lunch in the lodge. If seated you will be required to show a vaccine passport.
  • Limited or no inside seating will be available DOWNSTAIRS for the 2021-22 season,
  • Please review our Q&A Section that will answer the majority of your questions.
  • When using all buildings and outbuildings at SLNC you are required to wear a non-medical face mask.
  • Please bring your own PPE to reduce the wasteful consumption of disposable masks. We picked up over 150 masks in our parking lot this spring from people improperly disposing of them and handed out over 1500 masks throughout the season.

 

Biathlon Range Rental and Usage (Updated September 30th, 2021)

  • All coaches, athletes, and volunteers renting space in the range are required to be double vaccinated and MUST provide proof of vaccination at the office.
  • Ant teams renting range spaces are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination if over the age of 12 years.
  • If visiting athletes are not feeling well they must follow PHO guidelines and stay home or at team accommodations.

 

Club Nights – Dryland Training (Updated September 30th, 2021)

  • All Programming (Youth through Masters) are permitted to congregate in groups OUTDOORS at this time,
  • Maintain a distance of 2m where possible between participants, particularly in large group settings,
  • ALL participants MUST be double vaccinated (if over the age of 12), to participate in any club programming, including outside training sessions.
  • Club Night must follow the same guidelines as per the recommendations listed below,
  • Review additional Youth Programs COVID Resources HERE.
  • Review additional Adult Programs COVID Resources  HERE.

 

Masters & U35’s Programs Advisory (Updated September 30th, 2021)

  • All Adult Programming (Masters and U35s) are intended to proceed for the season, as directed by the PHO,
  • Group size limits are not in place but we have recommended that all group sizes do not exceed 10,
  • All Participants in Adult Programming at SLNC MUST be double vaccinated to participate for the 2021-22 season. Your Vaccine Passport will be checked by your coach at the first formal training session.
  • Review additional Adult Programs COVID Resources HERE.

 

Youth XC and Biathlon Programs Advisory (Updated September 30th, 2021)

  • Youth Programming (Bunnies – Academy Program) is running as per normal.  Group sizes may be adjusted for the 2021-22 season,
  • Group size limits are not in place but we have recommended that all group sizes do not exceed 10,
  • All Participants in Youth Programming at SLNC MUST be double vaccinated to participate for the 2021-22 season if over the age of 12. Your Vaccine Passport will be checked by your coach at the next formal training session.
  • Review additional Youth Programs COVID Resources HERE.

 

Workplace Safety Resources

 

Additional SLNC Covid Resources

 

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]