COVID Safety Plan

In accordance with WorkSafe BC and the Provincial Health Officer’s guideline, The Bowen Island Pub has implemented the following operational guidelines and protocols to ensure a safe environment for our staff and patrons.

Reducing the Risk Through Operations:

  • We have instituted strict occupancy limits for our venue as follows;
    • Dine in occupancy limit: 56
    • Patio occupancy limit: 32
    • Bar occupancy limit: 6
    • Washroom occupancy limit: Women 3, Men 2
  • Limiting groups to a maximum of six (6) people seated together
  • Restricting our venue occupancy to a maximum of 50ppl for any events
  • Enabling social distancing through table spacing of 2 meters
  • Adjusting workflow and service roles to limit exposure times and cross contaminations
  • Increase sanitation procedures and frequency for all high touch surfaces
  • Encourage contactless transactions and interactions whenever possible:
    • Menus will be single use or accessed through QR codes on personal devices
    • All cash handling will be isolated to a central cashier
    • Eliminating all service items on tables
  • Allowing for designated “service areas” at each table
  • Dictating customer flow with directional signage and line controls in designated areas

Providing the Tools Necessary:

  • Masks, gloves and aprons are available for all employees to use where appropriate, including:
    • when they are unable to maintain recommended physical distancing
    • during food and drink preparation and distribution
    • bussing tables
    • dishwashing
    • cleaning/sanitization
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at the bar, cashier and entrance.
  • Stanchions and signage for crowd control and customer flow
  • Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the venue

Recruiting the Help of Our Patrons:

  • We need your help to keep you safe…please do your part!
  • Utilize our hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and bathroom areas
  • Limit your stay…our greatest risk is through long exposure to each other
  • Check in with our greeters on arrival
  • Provide your contact information to enable contact tracing if necessary
  • Respect the personal space of others
  • Do not congregate in the entrance…please wait for your table or take-out outside
  • Remain seated except for using the washroom and paying at cashier
  • Do not move tables together or pull up extra chairs

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Employees will be monitored daily through self-health checks and temperature checks…employees showing or reporting any signs of illness will be sent home and monitored
  • Customers contact information will be kept on file for 60 days to assist with contract tracing if needed
  • Regular staff meetings will emphasize cleanliness procedures as well as best practice protocols and operational reminders.