Dear Hospitality Community,
Over the past two weeks, we have worked closely with industry partners across the province, publishing our
protocols and best practices
document aimed to support you and your business, while ensuring a smooth and safe transition. Thank you to those that joined our webinar yesterday, co-hosted by go2HR, as we presented these guidelines and answered any questions you had about next steps for operations.
This week, Premier John Horgan announced the extension of B.C.'s state of emergency by a minimum of two additional weeks, pushing phase three of BC's Restart Plan to a later date. As an industry, we are extremely disappointed with this postponement.
At this time, it is integral that we both prepare and implement evolved protocols, in-line with health and safety recommendations, to ensure both guest and employee well-being. We also need to provide proper training for our staff as we transition to these new operating standards. Throughout our province, it is important we do everything required to ensure we are ready to open our doors and begin to safely welcome guests.
President & CEO
BC Hotel Association