Updated June 10, 2020

Talus Lodge will be closed for the summer of 2020 and reopening for winter 2021.

At Talus we are taking a systematic and collaborative approach to operate safely amongst the current climate of COVID-19. This includes updates to staff training, operating procedures, risk management, staff and guest medical screening, alongside communicating with all our partners to ensure that we are complying with a newly formed and developing industry standard.

To ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff and partners, we have developed a set of Best Management Practices. These are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to provide confidence that we are doing everything we can to protect our community.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Entire lodge group booking Talus Lodge is accepting entire lodge group bookings only. Call it your cohort, your pod, your bubble, your squad, or your quaranteam. All group members must accept the collective risk of being with each other.
Local travel Accepting bookings based on travel guidelines by BC Provincial Health Office and Alberta Health Services.

HEALTH

Staff and guests The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is our priority. We are all in this together and we all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Mandatory trip cancellation Covid signs/symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath. Stay safe and stay home if;

  • in the 14 days leading up to your Talus trip, if you are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • you have signs/symptoms.
Prescreening You will be asked to complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool prior to your trip.
Lodge life
  • Be diligent with hand washing, personal hygiene, and avoid touching your beautiful face. It’s still there.
  • Please practice social distancing with the staff.
Orientation Following health and safety guidelines provided by Talus during orientation and adhering to the guidelines outlined in the on-site manual administered by the Provincial Health Officer for staff, guest and facility health and hygiene procedures.
COVID signs/symptoms at Talus Should anyone feel unwell, an isolation venue and separate venue will be followed by evacuation;

  • Guided hike and shuttle to staging.
  • Helicopter evacuation.
Post trip follow up  We will be communicating, post trip, regarding any  COVID-19 positive tests in the 14 days after Talus departure.

CLEANING

Best practice sanitization The lodge has been, and will always be, cleaned to meet public health guidelines. We are taking additional steps to ensure guest and staff safety
Prior to arrival
  • Minimum of six hours of cleaning time between groups.
  • Enhanced cleaning with a focus on high touch areas including: kitchen and kitchen equipement, door handles, light switches, handrails, faucets and knobs on cupboards.
  • Linens and towels washed in a Miele washing machine sanitized at 70 C.

TRAVEL

Shuttle bus
  • Face masks will be worn on the shuttle
  • All touch points will be sanitized between exchanges
  • Transportation services will follow Transport Canada guidelines for surface transport.