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COVID-19 Best Management Practices For Responsible Outfitting Operations

Mountain Caribou in BC

Businesses and organizations that are not covered by a Provincial Health Officer order may re-open or continue to operate but they are expected to adopt and implement sector safety plans as they are finalized.

GOABC has submitted a Best Management Practices for Outfitting document to government, providing assurances that outfitting businesses are able to operate safely. The comprehensive document is available to all members, while this two-pager is intended to distill the larger document down to its essential parts.

The Best Practices document is based on the “Five Principles for Every Situation” as was presented by Premier John Horgan in his address to the province on May 6th and provides guidance for those outfitting businesses that wish to operate safely during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  While fishing and hunting have been designated as essential services in British Columbia, the industry still needs to adhere to the orders and guidance provided by the Provincial government, Fishing and Hunting COVID-19 Updates.

The Five Principles for Every Situation includes basic information and procedures about the following strategies:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Physical distancing
  • Physical modification

To find out more about the “COVID-19 Best Practices” Document and to download a sample
waiver form click here.

Please download the two page summary from the link below.