To meet the needs of our guests, we have transformed Ocean Island Inn into a safe haven for this difficult situation. These are some of the measures that we are taking:
Starting September 13th Ocean Island Inn will require proof of vaccination for all guests.
- BC residents can present the BC Vaccination Card. Out of province visitors can present a provincially/ territorially officially recognized vaccine record. International visitors can present the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada (like ArriveCAN) and their passport. The policies we are implementing are detailed on the BC Government website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
- This policy is currently not mandatory for all hotels, but we’ve been advised to apply it to ourselves to protect the health of our guests and staff.
- Any guests who are unable to show this documentation upon check in will have their reservation cancelled and will be charged for the first night of their stay, according to our standard cancellation policy.
- If you are currently a guest at Ocean Island you’ll need to present your proof of vaccination to the front desk by September 12 at 1pm (preferably sooner to avoid long wait times at the desk). If you can’t meet the requirements, you will need to check out by 11am on September 13 and you will be provided with a full refund for any unused nights.
Other things we have implemented:
- 24-hour front desk ensuring all guests and staff are following Canadian government social distancing regulations.
- Implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of our facility and linen as suggested by the health authorities.
- Screening our guests according to Canadian government regulations.
- Set up private and isolated cooking facilities for guests, and providing inexpensive instant food.
- Installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building.
- All rooms have fresh air coming in directly from outside, instead of from an internal mechanical ventilation system, and there are no carpets in the building.
Your responsibility as a guest:
- Face masks are required in all common areas. This includes the hallways, lobby, kitchen, etc, but not while eating in designated seating areas.
- Come to the front desk in person only when necessary to make a payment, check-in, check out, extend their stay, or purchase an item. At other times, call 250-385-1789 or Facebook Message the front desk.
- Wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer in-between hand washing.
- Cough into facial tissue, or their sleeve if a facial tissue isn’t available.
- Any guest who doesn’t follow the basic safety guidelines will perhaps receive one warning, and then will be immediately checked out.
- Only registered, overnight guests are allowed into the building; no visitors of guests. We may make exceptions in special circumstances, check at the front desk.
We have put in place extensive safety procedures, many beyond government regulations. If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you cannot stay with us. High risk individuals should not visit Ocean Island and we do not have quarantine facilities. Because of this:
If anyone is returning from outside of Canada, and does not meet the quarantine exemption guidelines effective as of July 6th, 2021, they should not stay with us until they have been in Canada for 14 days and don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19. Ocean Island staff will check passports to ensure that all non-Canadians have been in Canada for 14 days.
Anyone that experiences any symptoms related to COVID-19, such as a sore throat, fever or cough should not stay with us.
We don’t recommend guests who are at high risk for COVID-19 staying with us: over 70 years old or with pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk.