19 Mar We Are Still In This Together: 2021 COVID-19 Protocols
It is 2021 and COVID-19 is still a hot topic. Every day we all continue to keep our distance, wash our hands frequently and wear increasingly colourful face coverings. We have all done a tremendous job … and deserve to blow off some steam!
We here at Wild Water Adventures cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the river. It has been a long winter and we are ready for some fun! Soon the crew will gather, the RiverBase scrubbed from top to bottom and the rafts prepped and pumped.
Back by popular demand, this season will be the well-thought-out COVID-19 protocols established in 2020. If the last two years proved anything, it was how well everyone respected and adhered to provincial health guidelines. Each and every guest knew in advance what to expect upon arrival at the RiverBase and took their own responsibilities seriously. We are so proud of this effort.
This season will be no different. The same well-entrenched protocols and measures, as outlined in 2020’s blog, remain in effect again for both guests and crew to follow.
2021 COVID-19 Protocols
Please be sure to familiarize yourselves with Wild Water Adventures‘ COVID-19 protocols, before arriving at the RiverBase:
- Remain at home if a) feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19; b) have been in contact with anyone else who is unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or c) have returned to Canada in the past 14 days. Guests will be screened before entering the RiverBase.
- Guests will be required to sign a declaration of health and release of liability waiver, as well as agree to contact tracing.
- Kindly provide your own face covering(s), and a small Ziploc bag, for when a 2-meter distance is not possible with other guests and crew. Face coverings must be worn by all when in the change rooms and travelling by bus between the RiverBase and the river (crew included).
- Face coverings will not be worn on the rafts due to river safety. While on the river, face coverings will be stored in your own Ziploc bag and kept in the pocket of your spray jacket.
- Please have your bathing suit on before arriving at the RiverBase to make changing into rafting gear more efficient. Personal clothing and items not needed on the river will be kept in your own vehicle. A cloth or plastic bag will be useful to keep such belongings organized. Car keys will be locked in a safe at the RiverBase.
- For added warmth and comfort while on the river, we recommend bringing a polar fleece sweater(s) and/or polypropylene layer(s) to wear on top of the wetsuit. Do NOT bring cotton sweatshirts (they are useless when wet and will only keep you cold).
- Post-trip snacks on half-day trips, regrettably, will not be available this year. Hot beverages, however, will be served after each trip, back at the RiverBase. Lunch for the Tradition will be served, as usual, after rafting is completed. Menu items and presentation may require adjustment depending on provincial health regulations. It is a good idea to bring your own water bottles and water supply. Wild Water Adventures will not be able to top up water bottles.
- Guests will handle and touch only the equipment provided directly to them, and not handle equipment provided to other guests. In other words, please keep your hands on your own gear!
- Pack along your own hand sanitizer to complement provisions at the RiverBase. Be prepared to regularly clean and sanitize your hands!
- Maintain a 2-meter (6-foot) physical distance at all times from guests who are not part of your cohort family or group.
- Credit and debit payment is preferred for souvenir items and trip photographs purchased at our gift shop.
- As always, bring along an adventurous spirit and a smile on your face!
A guest not in compliance with any of these protocols, unfortunately, will not be able to raft.
Wild Water Adventures’ Implemented Safety Measures:
- Monitor the health of the crew on a daily basis
- Enforce physical distancing
- Use of PPE where recommended
- Reduce the number of touchpoints and increase cleaning of remaining touchpoints
- Wild Water staff are trained on enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing procedures
- Guests and staff alike must adhere to Wild Water Adventures‘ policies and procedures
A full list of the company-specific COVID-19 measures will be posted at the Wild Water front desk.
We Can Still Do This
We hope life will be more familiar in 2022. For now, however, we continue to kindly ask for each guest’s cooperation to support our COVID-19 measures. Comments left on our TripAdvisor page over the last two seasons offer lovely insights into the effectiveness of everyone’s efforts.
Please feel free to call (1-888-647-6444) or float us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there are any questions.
We are so looking forward to seeing everyone on the river this summer.
Author: Deborah Wade