Health Orders pertaining to Weddings during COVID-19 Corona Virus here at Birds of a Feather B&B in BC
Effective June 15, 2021
Outdoor wedding ceremonies may proceed with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place which you need to prepare and share with us. While the PHO allows a maximum of 50 people to attend, we have our own restrictions listed here.
Before, during and after the wedding service, people must not gather or engage socially.
- Event organizers (that's you, not us) must keep a record of the names and contact information of the people who attend the wedding and share this record with us. This record will help public health conduct contact tracing in the event an attendee tests positive for COVID-19.
Restrictions below expire June 14. 2021
We continue to facilitate small weddings / elopements with a maximum total of 10 people in attendance including the bride and groom and the marriage commissioner, provided 3 of the remaining 7 are also booked / staying here as occupants. Otherwise the maximum total is 7 persons including the bride, groom and marriage commissioner.
1. A maximum of 5 individuals may attend a social gathering or an event in vacation accommodation, in addition to the occupants;
2. The owner of vacation accommodation must require any tenant, guest or other person using the vacation accommodation to comply with the requirement in section 1.
3. Up to 10 patrons may attend an event in a place if the following conditions are met:
a. there is an organizer of the event, [YOU]
b. if the organizer is not the owner of the place in which the event is to be held, the organizer must notify the owner before the event that the event will be taking place, provide details of the event, and obtain the approval of the owner to hold the event. If the owner provides approval, the organizer must provide the first and last names and telephone number, or email address for the patrons who attend the event.;
c. access to the event is controlled,
d. the number of patrons is closely monitored,
e. there is sufficient space available to permit the patrons to maintain a distance of two metres from one another,
f. the patrons maintain a distance of two metres from one another when standing or sitting, unless they belong to the same party,
g. if there are tables provided for the use of patrons, no more than six patrons sit at a table, even if they belong to the same party, and there are at least two metres between the backs of the chairs at one table and the backs of the chairs at another table, unless the chairs are separated by a physical barrier,
h. if live music is provided during an event indoors, a physical barrier is installed between the performers and the patrons which blocks the transmission of droplets produced by the performers, and at all event there is a three metre separation between performers, presenters or presiders and patrons,
i. hand sanitation supplies are readily available to patrons,
j. there are washroom facilities available with running water, soap and a sanitary means for drying hands for hand washing purposes or hand sanitation supplies. [YES THERE IS]
4. The organizer must ensure that the conditions in section 3 are met.
5. The organizer must
a. collect the first and last names and telephone number, or email address, of every patron who attends an event, or of every driver of a vehicle present at a drive-in event; and
b. retain this information for thirty days, in case there is a need for contact tracing on the part of the medical health officer, in which case the information must be provided to the medical health officer.
6. If the organizer is not the owner, the owner must
a. satisfy themselves that the organizer is aware of the requirements in section 3 and 5, if section 5 is applicable, and has the capacity to fulfill them, and
b. retain the names of and contact information provided by the organizer for the patrons for thirty days, in case there is a need for contact tracing on the part of the medical health officer, in which case the information must be provided to the medical health officer.