Haven Foundation Communicable Disease Prevention & Safety Protocols

The Haven cares about the safety of our employees, participants, guests, faculty, interns, and the Gabriola community at large. We stay current with WorkSafe BC (WCB), Island Health Authority (VIHA), Public Health and Health Canada requirements and guidelines to ensure we do our part to keep our communities safe and healthy.

June 6, 2022: In line with current BC Provincial Covid guidelines, Haven does not require masks to be worn in public spaces including session rooms, while those who wish to continue wearing masks may do so. We will no longer require proof of double vaccination for program participants and leader teams for core programs.  Individual leaders may require additional protocols if they choose, this will be noted on the program description.  

All staff, guests and participants are required to self-monitor for symptoms of illness and are asked to isolate from others when showing symptoms.  

Event and group bookings hosted at The Haven will follow BC Provincial Covid guidelines, which means masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.  Individual event organizers may require additional protocols if they choose.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Haven asking everyone on property to be fully (double) vaccinated?

No, we are following current BC Provincial Covid guidelines which means we do not require proof of vaccination for people attending programs, groups or events. . Individual program or group leaders may require additional protocols if they choose, this will be noted on the program description and in your registration confirmation.  

Can I eat meals in the dining room without a mask?

We are following current Provincial guidelines which allow people to eat together unmasked.

Will I have to wear a mask in indoor public areas?

No, masks are not required and are optional for indoor public spaces.

Procedure For Reporting Covid-Like Symptoms:

Procedure for Participants, Faculty/Interns/Guests:

  • If you detect COVID-like symptoms stay in your room or return immediately to your room. Do not enter the lodge or session room. 
  • From your room, phone 0 for the receptionist and advise them of your symptoms. The receptionist will immediately advise a manager.

If you have a fever you must isolate in your room until your fever is gone or can be managed without the use of fever reducing medications and you feel better.

Generally you should avoid close contact with others and if you cannot then wear a mask and clean your hands regularly.

All staff who self-diagnose with COVID-like symptoms are required to stay home and take advantage of paid sick days. Staff already at work will be required to notify any manager and immediately return home.

We Are Committed To Adapting And Changing As Required:

Our management is trained to monitor the workplace, engage with staff, faculty, interns, and guests to ensure that COVID-19 policies and procedures are being followed. Any questions or concerns can be brought to Reception (onsite or email reception@haven.ca) and will be addressed by ​management in a timely manner.