COVID-19

STATEMENT AND UPDATES

COVID-19


Proof of Vaccination required in BC by September 13th, 2021

Abigail's Hotel is exempt from the proof of vaccination requirement and we will not ask for your vaccine passport, however, proof of vaccination will be required to attend the following recreational activities:

  • Indoor ticketed concerts, theatres, dance, symphony and sporting events
  • Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, pubs and bars
  • Nightclubs and casinos
  • Movie theatres
  • Gyms, pools, recreational facilities and high intensity group exercise
  • Indoor organized gatherings such as weddings, parties, conferences and meetings

By September 13: ages 12 and up must be vaccinated with at least one dose

By October 24: ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated 7 days after dose 2

Please see the the BC Government website for full details

August 9th: Fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel.

September 7th (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption will be allowed to enter Canada

Please see the Government of Canada website for full details

BC Provincial Health Update July 1st, 2021

On July 1st, 2021, BC moved to stage 3 of its restart plan, allowing all Canadian residents to travel to the province.

Our commitment is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our guests and staff and we have been carefully preparing to welcome guests back. With safety protocols in mind, as outlined by WorkSafe BC, Provincial and Federal health authorities, we have implemented the following temporary operational changes:

  • Masks or face coverings are required when in our public spaces, as per the BC Provincial mandate effective August 25, 2021.
  • We will waive our cancellation fee for all reservations due to arrive within our cancellation period (7 days prior to arrival) for cancellations due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or illness. All other cancellations are subject to our 7 day policy.
  • We will no longer be charging an advance deposit for reservations.
  • Plexiglass protection screens have been installed at the Front Desk
  • The evening appetizer buffet is suspended until further notice and appetizers will be pre-plated for each room.
  • Breakfast – Guests will have the option to sign up for a specific breakfast seating or have breakfast delivered to their room at no charge. The breakfast time has been adjusted to 7:00am – 10:00am.
  • Room cleaning – we will service rooms for stay of 4 or more nights only, although we are happy to replace any towels and amenities as requested. Stays of 4 or more nights will be cleaned in the middle of the stay.
  • Deep cleaning of guest rooms following every departure. 
  • All soft amenities such as spare blankets, decorative pillows, guestbooks and in-room binders will be removed from guestrooms. Our in-room binder will be available to view on our website.
  • All-day disinfecting of public surfaces including door handles, railings and furniture
  • All-day disinfecting of individual items such as room keys in between guest use, pens, credit card machine, phones and keyboards.
  • Guests are required to sanitize their hands when entering the lobby. Hand sanitizer at various locations throughout the hotel.
  • All staff will continue to wear face masks and have received extra training and review on proper disinfecting and hand-washing. We also have extensive policies and preventative measures for staying healthy.

Our commitment is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our guests. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns or questions.

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Recommendations for COVID-19


We encourage you to follow recommendations as provided by provincial health authorities, to reduce the likelihood of catching the virus, which include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid others who are unwell stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid greeting with handshakes and consider greeting or acknowledgments hands-free, such as a wave.
  • The most important thing you can do to prevent coronavirus and other illnesses is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
  • Wear a face mask when social distancing can not be maintained.

For the most updated information on COVID-19 and travel restrictions, please refer to the following sites, or your local health authority:

Health Canada | BC Centre for Disease Control | World Health Organization