Allan Brooks Nature Centre Covid-19 Response

March 1st, 2021

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Board of Directors, staff and volunteers would like to sincerely thank everyone for their incredible efforts as we continue to navigate Covid-19. Most importantly, our thanks and gratitude to all the essential workers for keeping us safe and healthy.

Out of respect for our staff, volunteers, and community, we are asking that guests with flu or cold-like symptoms please stay home. We look forward to welcoming you another time.

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Site:

Face Masks are required by all staff and visitors while in the Centre buildings.

ABNC is following the BC Health Directive from the Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Bonnie Henry. Please adhere to all mask-wearing where applicable.

Interpretive Centre:

ABNC reserves the right to limit the number of visitors in the Interpretive Centre, including

Front desk:

One family member at the front desk at a time.

Interpretive area:

  • Limit of 6 people that are in the same family unit.
  • Other groups and individuals must wait until the first group has left the building.

Habitat room:

  • Limit of 6 people that are in the same family unit.
  • Other groups and individuals must wait until the first group has left the building.

Walking Trails:

We are not limiting the number of guests on the trails, but ask that all guests follow the guidelines of staying 6 feet apart unless you are in your family unit.

Picnic Shelters:

The use of the picnic shelter tables is free for all, but we ask that guests sit in a family unit and maintain the distance of 6 feet from other guests not in your family unit. If that is not possible we invite you to use the tables we have placed around the site for your convenience.

Hand Sanitizer/Washing station:

We have a washing station located on the west side of the building for your use, and we have hand sanitizer located at the entrance and inside the Interpretive Centre for your convenience.

While visitors are onsite, we ask that you adhere to physical distancing strategies. Please follow all signage including floor markings and on-trail distancing reminders.

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

In order to open the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on a daily basis, we are taking strong measures and following government guidelines to ensure a healthy and clean environment.

This includes:

  • Increasing the frequency of our cleaning processes at Allan Brooks Nature Centre with special attention to high-touch surfaces such as handles, light switches, handrails, restroom stall doors, and sinks.
  • On-site signage to promote adherence to physical distancing measures.
  • Limiting the number of people who can be in indoor facilities at a time.
  • Team members adhering to physical distancing, proper hand washing and cough etiquette practices.
  • Reinforcing socially responsible sick leave policies and requiring team members to stay home if sick
  • Strict protocols for reporting illness, self-isolation and/or self-quarantine