We’ve Got You Covered with Covid

Well, these sure are unprecedented times! We at Four Nations strive to offer exceptional content and quality in our program offerings and we want you to know that this continues as we meet the challenges of serving our community at this time. We want to share with you all our Covid 19 safety plan, in accordance with provincial regulations and Work Safe BC, so here it is folks!

Firstly, let be real; please understand that we can only reduce risk factors, not eliminate them and that we have spent a great deal of time considering the risk to reward ratio of offering programming under these circumstances in our community. Four Nations has researched provincial guidelines, studied other camp and outdoor education facility protocols, and privately consulted with an author of multiple covid-19 safety plans for clinical settings with infectious disease transmission training. We strive to foster resiliency in difficult times, not react to fear, and retain a balanced and realistic approach to offering programming for our community. We will be mindful of physical distancing, but not require it at every moment given that our location, pre screening, hand hygiene and outdoor learning environment mitigate many high risk factors already. We are committed to supporting community members in adapting to the changes in our society this pandemic has inspired by focusing on ways to connect, play, learn and enjoy our natural world and one another safely. We are considerate and sensitive to the trauma incurred by indigenous peoples of Canada from historical outbreaks of infectious diseases and are mindful of those who may be in contact with elders and or persons with immune compromised situations. We also honour mask exemptions if needed. Our guidelines strive to strike a healthy balance considering these factors as well as the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well being of everyone in our community.

Here are a few of the measures we are taking:

-pre class screening for cold or flu like symptoms in all participants.

-primarily outdoor environment, allowing for more space and clean fresh air

-a warm, inclusive and welcoming environment for kids and families with varying Covid-19 safety practices, encouraging respect of different personal boundaries once the basic class requirements for safety have been met. (i.e. if you wear a mask, great, if not that’s ok too.)

If you have any concerns or personal preferences/safety considerations you would like to discuss prior to enrolment in any of our programming, please feel welcome to contact Kat at 250-551-6255.