Red Eagle and Covid 192021-06-11T18:59:52+00:00

RED EAGLE & COVID 19

Ontario’s COVID-19 Guidelines Applicable to Campgrounds

Ontario is now in Step 1 of the Roadmap to reopen.

Please refer to O. Reg. 82/20: for more information, below are some relevant sections for Red Eagle Family Campground.

26. (1) Seasonal campgrounds that meet the following conditions:

1.  Campsites must be made available only for trailers and recreational vehicles that,
i.  are used by individuals who are in need of housing, or
ii.  are permitted to be there by the terms of a full season contract (Camper Code of Conduct, Liability Waiver and License of Occupancy serve as Red Eagle’s season contracts). These documents must be submitted prior to entering the campground. These forms can be submitted through the Red Eagle Family Campground App or by submitting paper copies upon first arriving at the Red Eagle store.
2.  Only campsites with electricity, water service and facilities for sewage disposal may be provided for use.
3.  All recreational facilities in the campground and all other shared facilities in the campground, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed.
4.  Other areas of the seasonal campground must be closed to the general public and must only be opened for the purpose of preparing the seasonal campground for reopening.

For further restriction clarifications, please consult the O. Reg. 82/20 for specific campground guidelines.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Business name: Red Eagle Family Campground

Date completed: April 26, 2021

Measures we’re taking

How we’re ensuring workers know how to keep themselves safe from exposure to COVID-19

  • We are ensuring our procedures are up to date by a daily review of the Ontario.ca/covid  and Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit websites by Red Eagle Family Campground’s Health and Safety Representative.
  • We are using current internal communication systems to provide frequent reminders and updates such as by posting notices in common areas, Red Eagle App notifications, emails, text messages and by verbal reminders during the work day.
  • We will share any new COVID-19 safety information with all employees as soon as possible using one or more of the communication systems mentioned above.
  • Training on all safety procedures will be provided to all employees

How we’re screening for COVID-19

  • All workers will complete a COVID-19 screening checklist prior to starting work either prior to arriving at work or immediately upon arrival at work, paper copies of the screening checklist will be provided and returned by all workers.
  • The screening questions provided by Camping in Ontario will be used. This screening checklist includes information about staying home if workers have symptoms that are new, getting worse or unexplained. A list of symptoms is included on the checklist, it also screens for other risk factors.
  • Additionally, the screening checklist will be made available through the Red Eagle Family Campground App.
  • All workers will receive training on how to download the app and how to access and complete the checklist.
  • All complete screenings will be retained for one month.
  • The screening app advises workers that if they do not pass the screening that they shall not enter the workplace (including outdoor work), must go home to self-isolate immediately and contact their health care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) to find out if they need a COVID-19 test and for further instructions.
  • The screening questions and instructions will be posted clearly for all workers to see at the workplace.
  • Workers will be made aware of who their workplace contact is in case the self-assessment, public health or their health care provider suggests they self-isolate, or if they start to experience symptoms at work.

How we’re controlling the risk of transmission in our workplace

Physical distancing and separation

  • Physical distancing is encouraged by all
  • Physical distancing will be maintained by workers during lunch breaks, and when weather permits lunch breaks may be taken outdoors.
  • PPE such as masks and face shields will be made available to workers
  • A face covering such as a mask must be worn by all customers while in the office and store unless they are entitled to an exemption to wear a mask wearing through regulation.
  • A face covering such as a mask must be worn by all workers indoors, if indoors with another individual (if a worker is working by themselves at a workstation alone they may do so without a mask) with the exception of lunch breaks when physical distancing will be maintained.
  • a plexiglass barrier is installed along the store front counter to maintain separation between workers and customers
  • In store lineups will not be permitted, ground marks will be used as visuals for customers to lineup outside at least 2 metres apart. Masks must be worn in outdoor lineups.
  • Markers are placed on the store floor for customers to maintain physical distancing between other customers at all times

Cleaning

  • Hand sanitizer is available for all workers and customers throughout the campground
  • Tools, equipment and workstations will be assigned to a single user where possible, where this is not practical shared equipment, tools and workstations will be cleaned  and disinfected regularly.
  • All workers will have access to soap and water to ensure they can clean their hands frequently and whenever needed.
  • hand sanitizer must be used by all customers upon entry into the office and the store
  • high-touch surfaces in the office and the store will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day.

Other

  • Air-handling (HVAC) systems in the workplace are maintained, as the risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher in more enclosed and crowded spaces. Additionally, a portable air cleaner will be used in the Red Eagle office, windows and doors will be kept open when possible. HVAC systems will be set to increase the amount of fresh air and reduce re-circulation. Outdoor space will be used as much as possible.

What we will do if there is a potential case, or suspected exposure to, COVID-19 at our workplace

  • exclude the symptomatic person from the workplace
  • ask the worker to take the self-assessment available on Ontario.ca
  • ask the worker to follow any recommendations given by the self-assessment tool, including being tested and self-isolating
  • If anyone in the workplace shows symptoms they are to return home and self-isolate immediately
  • If the person is very ill, 911 will be called and the operator will be informed that the individual may have COVID-19
  • Ask the person to contact their doctor or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for further directions about testing and self-isolation.
  • We will contact the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit for guidance if someone develops symptoms at work or we are told that a workers has
    COVID-19.
  • We will maintain a daily log report noting where workers were within the campground so contact tracing can occur if needed.
  • We will follow public health directions to ensure proper self-isolation and return-to-work procedures are followed.
  • If any workers may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace they will be informed and provided with information regarding the potential exposure such as date and time and where it took place.
  • If Red Eagle Family Campground is advised that one of the workers has tested positive for COVID-19 due to exposure at work or that a claim has been filed with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Red Eagle Family Campground will give written notice to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and the health and safety representative within four days. Additionally, Red Eagle Family Campground will report any occupational acquired illnesses to the WSIB within three days of receiving notification of the illness.

How we’re managing any new risks caused by the changes made to the way we operate our business

  • We will check-in with workers about how they are coping with changes and we will ensure each worker has access to the right skills and support to be able to work safely.

How we’re making sure our plan is working

  • This plan will be regularly reviewed to ensure its efficiency and will be updated as needed
  • workers will be provided a copy of this plan and will be provided with training on how to implement this plan
  • workers will be asked for feedback on this plan

Covid FAQ’s

  • How long will the park closure to the public be in effect? Will it be extended?
    • We are not able to welcome visitors to the park at this time.
    • Visitors are not permitted until Step 2 of the provincial roadmap to reopen
    • There are no facilities for guests to use as only your household is permitted inside your trailer until Step 2
    • The province is anticipating we will go into Step 2 by early July, a maximum of 5 people will be permitted indoors at that time
  • Can I walk around the campground?
    • Yes, however, campers must obey social distancing rules and gathering laws as mandated by the Province of Ontario at all times. You must stay 2 metres or 6 feet away from other campers.
  • Is the park office open?
    • The office is open by appointment only. Please do not enter the office if you see another customer already inside. Please line up outside of the office and obey all social distancing rules.
    • If you are with a family member please ask them to remain outside, unless it is required that they be present.
    • If you are coming into the office, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available in the office.
    • You can make an office appointment at the Red Eagle store or through the Red Eagle Family Campground App
  • Is the Red Eagle store open?
    • The store is open to the public and campers with province of Ontario COVID-19 restrictions in place, including reduced occupancy, mandatory masks, hand sanitizer at entrance, one door for entry and one to exit, please follow arrows in the floor/ deck indicating direction and to support social distancing guidelines. No line ups in the store. A maximum of 5 people at a time are permitted in the store.
    • The store will be open every day from Friday May 21st, 2021 to Thanksgiving Monday.
    • Store hours:
      • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Sunday – Thursday
      • 9:30 am – 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday
    • Store hours are subject to change based on Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Can I gather with a few close camper buddies?
    • Outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 10 people are permitted per campsite
    • Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted in common areas, including the beach
    • Only your household may enter your trailer, sun-room and screen room.
    • We are closely monitoring developments on COVID-19 and following provincial order and restriction periods.
    • Campers are expected to respect and obey all signage which restricts the number of people permitted in certain areas. Social distancing and gathering rules must be followed.
  • Will there be recreation events this summer?
    • Events and activities that can be undertaken obeying all social distancing and gathering restrictions only, will be run. At this time we have not scheduled any events for the first few months of the opening season.
  • What Covid-19 rules apply to my children?
    • We expect that all parents/guardians will ensure their children always obey the rules and respect the social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. If your children cannot follow these rules, please do not bring them to the campground at this time.
  • Can I register guests to my campsite?
    • At this time guests are not permitted in the campground.
    • Only people from the same household are permitted in your trailer.
    • Visitors are not permitted until Step 2 of the provincial roadmap to reopen
    • There are no facilities for guests to use as only your household is permitted inside your trailer until Step 2
    • The province is anticipating we will go into Step 2 by early July, a maximum of 5 people will be permitted indoors a that time
  • Will some park facilities be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions?
    • Yes, the following common areas are closed until further notice. All areas that are closed are indicated with a sign or taped off. If you are unsure whether something is closed or not, please contact the store or office for clarification.
      • Public washroom facilities
      • Pavilion and picnic tables in pavilion
      • Pool table and air hockey table at the store
      • Paddle boat, paddle board, fishing boat and kayak rentals
      • Recreation equipment usually available on loan is not available
      • Life jackets on loan at the beach are not available
    • The playground and beach are open, social distancing rules must be followed
    • The horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, volleyball court and basketball court are open for a maximum of 10 people at a time.
  • Is the playground open?
    • Our playground is open!
      • Play at your own risk
      • parents are responsible for ensuring children are practicing physical distancing
      • we strongly suggest using hand sanitizer (or washing hands) before and after use
      • we have the best campers and we greatly appreciate you and your help in keeping everyone safe and health


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