Coastal Bliss Adventures
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Covid-19 Impacts on Tours and Operations
How Covid-19 affects our operations
March 22, 2020
Dear Friends and Travellers,
We understand that many of you are experiencing significant challenges due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, and our thoughts are with everyone as we all navigate our way through the impacts of this global challenge. We are writing to provide you with an update on how Coastal Bliss Adventures is managing operations and bookings.
The health and safety of Canadians, international visitors, and guides is our top priority. Coastal Bliss Adventures is following the advice of public health experts and is taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors and employees.
Day Tours and rentals: Our kayaking rentals and day tours location in Cowichan Bay will not open for business until the BC and Canadian governments remove the current recommendations for ‘social distancing,’ or afterward, when we believe any risks have effectively passed. Any day hikes scheduled will be assessed on an individual basis relative to the ability to maintain ‘distancing’ and manage other potential risks appropriately.
Our multi-day tours scheduled for June – September: At this time, we are hoping that we will be able to run those tours booked for June through September; however, it is very much a “wait-and-see-situation.” Currently the parks we operate in are all closed to overnight camping and we have to observe these closures as well as the health protocols in place. We understand that even if travel restrictions are lifted, and Provincial and National Parks reopen, people may not wish to travel or may wish to shift their tour to a later date, either this season, if possible, or a future year. We will carry over any deposits paid for tours for a future tour date. Remaining balances on any currently scheduled tours that are nearing the 60 days deadline prior to tour start date will be postponed, to be due 30 days prior to the tour’s start date. We will be revisiting this deadline in the middle of April. This will be adjusted, and tour confirmations / rescheduling will be issued once we have a clearer picture of the realities of the duration of this pandemic, and health and safety measures, as things evolve.
In the meantime, we will not be running any tours in April and will be reassessing the viability of tours for May and beyond on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, based on information from provincial and federal governments and their departments.
We wish you good health and wellbeing as we all navigate this global pandemic and uncertainty together.
Georgia Newsome and Gary Ward, Directors