Thunder 1 Adventures
COVID-19 Protective Work Plan
Thunder 1 Adventures
COVID-19 Guest Policies
Thunder 1 Adventures
COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan
Thunder 1 Adventures Covid-19 Protective Workplan
Thunder 1 Adventures is committed to providing our guests with a safe environment to enjoy their vacation. The following guidelines have been developed for the Sport Fishing Industry in consultation with the Provincial Health Officer, Work Safe BC, and BCHO guidance.
Your Thunder 1 Adventures vacation is hosted by the owners and crew Doug and Deb Emery. We have no other employees and your husband and wife crew are committed to following all safety recommendations and ensuring that we are healthy prior to departing for your trip. To that end your crew will ensure the following:
- Neither Deb nor I will commence your trip with any symptoms that might be related to Covid-19. This includes a cold, or any other illness that might be symptomatic, unless we have been tested to prove otherwise.
- In between our charters we will observe all distancing protocols that are in place in procuring supplies and preparing for your trip.
- We will follow and adhere to all protocols for hand washing and sanitizing while both on and between our trips.
- In between trips we will limit our exposure to any persons that are not in our bubble.
- If rapid at home testing becomes available we will test ourselves for Covid-19 between each trip.
- We have scheduled 3 days off between all trips. Our vessel will be deep cleaned between all trips with all surfaces disinfected and cleaned. All linens and towels provided are professionally laundered between trips.
- All fishing gear will be cleaned and disinfected between trips.
- The forward washroom is designated for guest use only, and will not be used by your crew. We request that all of our guests be part of their own family or friend bubble with regards to COVID-19. The guest washroom will be cleaned periodically and thoroughly after each trip between charters.
- While aboard social distancing between crew and guests will be maintained whenever possible and if not, your crew will wear approved PPE.
- Your crew will dine separately and all precautions will be observed for food and utensils.
- Separate areas for eating and for socializing will be available for our guests.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be provided aboard the vessel.
Covid-19 Guest Polices
For Thunder 1 Adventures
The goal of this plan is to keep our guests and your crew safe and healthy and to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during your trip. The key to our safe operations is the reliance on both guests and your crew being healthy prior to your trip. We are only taking small groups of 2 to 4 persons this season and no mixed groups where people are not part of their own social bubble.
We ask our guests:
- If you have any underlying medical conditions, it is not recommended that you visit our facility
- Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, which primarily displays as a persistent cough and fever, will not be permitted aboard the vessel. If you are sick stay home.
- You must not travel or come to our vessel if you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Maximize physical distancing whenever possible prior to your trip and where it can’t be maintained a facemask must be worn.
- When traveling to your trip we ask our guests to adhere to BCHO (British Columbia Health Organisation) guidelines
- Guests are asked to report if any member of their party becomes ill within 48 hours of trip completion
- We ask guests to bring their own masks but in the event that one is required masks will be available on board.
- Guests are requested to bring their own rain gear.
- We provide filtered water but ask our guest to bring their own water bottle.
- If symptoms arise during your trip you will be isolated and we will return to Prince Rupert where you will be directed to seek medical attention.
- On board the vessel during your trip your crew will try to maintain social distancing when possible. If not possible your crew will wear a mask.
- Guests will have designated entrances on the vessel giving access to their staterooms and washrooms
- The wheel house, the galley area and the aft cabin stateroom will be off limits for guests
Thunder 1 Adventures COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan
The purpose of these plan details is to maintain and adhere to guidelines issued by the BCHO in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary objective is to keep our clients, your crew, and the community safe and healthy, and to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during business operations.
For the purposes of this document references to your crew, or employees will refer Doug and Deb Emery, as we are the only employees or crew for the Thunder 1 Adventures. Your crew will comply with all BCHO guidelines and monitor for new or changes to existing guidelines, by regularly checking the BC website on Covid-19 guidelines. We will operate in a safe and conservative manner.
Season Start Up
- Your crew will screen themselves for any COVID-19 symptoms.
- We will communicate with each other regarding any COVID-19 symptoms immediately
- We will monitor ourselves daily.
- Your crew is trained to recognise COVID-19 symptoms.
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
- As your crew we have familiarized ourselves with all materials regarding cleaning and disinfecting.
- Your crew is trained on PPE and handling of waste, garbage or materials that require cleaning.
WORKFORCE, CLIENT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
- Physical barriers:
- Your crew will wear cloth face coverings in accordance with BCHO guidelines and when consistent 2 metre (6 foot) physical distancing is not possible.
- Your crew will use and provide 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer (denatured ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol)
- All food handling will be administered by staff who will follow BC Ministry of Health and BC Health Office Covid guidelines for food handling and preparation.
- Physical Distancing:
- Guests and your crew will pay attention to physical distancing at all times. When it is not possible to maintain a consistent 2-metre (6 foot) distance then a facemask will be worn.
- When employees and clients are fishing from the vessel physical distancing will be maintained when possible.
- Hand sanitizing products will be available for use on board
- Vessel surfaces and gear utilized by guests will be disinfected periodically
- Commonly touched surfaces within our vessel will be disinfected periodically and thoroughly after each 4 day trip between groups. Rooms/cabins will be cleaned and disinfected following each trip.
- BC Health Guidelines for food handling, including fish processing, will be adhered to.
- Guests will be provided and agree to the COVID-19 Client Protective Plan and Response Plan prior to arrival.
- All trips will be paid in advance or digitally to minimize material transactions
- We will require and record contact information for each guest.
- Guests will report if any member of their party becomes ill within 48 hours of trip completion.
- All fish transport preparation will include exterior package disinfection.
PROCEDURES FOR GUESTS AND YOUR CREW WHO BECOME ILL
- Should your crew experience symptoms they will isolate themselves. Temporary isolation must begin immediately until it can be determined, by a negative test result or no symptoms for 48 hours, that symptoms are not Covid-19. CDC self-isolation guidance.
- Guests who report symptoms will be immediately isolated and telephone or onsite medical advice sought.
- Guest exhibiting symptoms will be returned to Prince Rupert for medical attention. Any transportation costs after arriving in Prince Rupert will be at the guest’s personal expense.
PREPARATION AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES
- The vessel will be disinfected prior to boarding of any guests and maintained periodically throughout the trip.
- Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each trip.
- While it is expected that guests will bring a facemask, surplus face masks shall be kept aboard vessel and made available, as necessary.
- Trash receptacles are clearly marked and will be kept clean. Guests will be instructed to immediately discard trash into designated receptacles. Trash will be removed from the vessel and disposed of in an appropriate manner immediately upon completion of the trip.
PROCEDURES WHILE FISHING
- At all times while engaged in fishing, guests and your crew will maintain as much physical distancing as possible.
- Upon reaching the dock guests will move directly to transport and will not loiter on the dock.
- Fish cleaning table is at the rear of the vessel in a position that allows appropriate physical distancing and safety guidelines will be followed.
- Provincial and federal guidelines for fish processing will be followed
- Your crew will monitor themselves daily for any symptoms of COVID-19
- If any one of crew has developed COVID-19 symptoms we will isolate ourselves from the guests and remain in isolation as we return to port. Upon arrival both of your crew will go the nearest medical facility for testing and treatment. Your crew will not return to work until the testing is negative or they have been deemed recovered.
- Clients will be advised of the results
- Names and contact information will be kept on all clients.
- We will be asking that any of our guests coming from out of community destinations follow all applicable BCHO health guidelines in preparation for travel in BC for fishing. Fisherman should cancel travel if they experience any COVID-like symptoms or have been near anyone who has experienced the same.
- If rapid test kits become publicly available later this year, we would ask our clients to test prior to arrival if possible.
- We will be asking our traveling guests to follow BCHO guidelines of wearing masks in public, and frequently washing or sanitizing hands for the duration of the trip.