qathet Regional District (qRD) will be opening Haywire Bay Regional Park campground on April 30 under COVID-19 protocols. Shelter Point Park campground and regional day-use parks remain open year-round under similar restrictions.
According to a media release qRD manager of operational services Patrick Devereaux stated: “In order to balance the need for outdoor recreation opportunities in our region, the qathet Regional District will open Haywire Bay Regional Park campground for the upcoming camping season with COVID-19 protocols in place. Shelter Point Park campground and our day-use parks have remained open year-round with COVID-19 restrictions.”
The release stated that qRD is reminding residents and visitors to remain vigilant in regional parks and campgrounds as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Prospective campers are advised to not visit campgrounds if they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or have been exposed to anyone experiencing symptoms. Should they develop symptoms during their stay, campers are asked to notify campground staff immediately.
The release stated that access to park services and amenities may be limited during this time. Visitors must practice physical distancing by maintaining at least two metres of space from other campers and staff. Only members of the same core bubble should stay together in one campsite. Users are reminded to follow all recommendations and protocols as outlined by health authorities.
qRD is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will evaluate services in line with provincial orders and guidelines. For updates on regional parks services, COVID-19 restrictions and on-site protocols, go to qathet.ca.