Kicking Horse Complex will require proof of vaccination for employees – Kelowna Capital News


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will require employees to be fully vaccinated this winter, according to an email to employees that was shared with the Golden Star.

The policy comes from parent company, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR), which will require vaccination of all members of the RCR team.

“COVID-19 has been a struggle for all of us on this planet! Since the unwelcome arrival of COVID-19, we have adjusted the way we do things throughout the complex, ”the email read.

“In a preventative effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, we now require all employees to be fully immunized. “

Employees must provide proof of QR code vaccination by October 25, failing to provide proof by this date the job offer will be canceled.

“We are proud of our team who from the start led the Covid 19 safety best practices in collaboration with the Association of Western Canada Ski Resorts to deliver what many say is the best Covid safety plan in North America, we did it at the beginning, continue to revise and adapt over the summer, all with the aim of ensuring the utmost safety and care of our team, of our community. and our guests, ”read a statement from RCR.

“This winter, we added another milestone, requiring all members of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) team to be fully immunized. We believe this will provide the strongest protection against Covid-19 for those who work and visit our mountain communities. “

RCR says the overall majority of their team were already fully immunized, but it was essential that they give this update to current and new team members so that they can take the appropriate action if necessary to keep up. vaccinate before the winter season.

Those coming from out of province will need to provide the equivalent of the BC QR code of their vaccination location. For international employees, proof of vaccination documents that allowed entry into Canada will be accepted.

Medical or religious reasons for not being vaccinated will be taken into account provided they are received in writing before October 25 at noon.

Employees hired after October 19 must prove that they are fully immunized before being hired.

The RCR will also require proof of vaccination for guests in order to access interior areas of the resort, such as day lodges, restaurants, shops and services, in accordance with current BC Vaccine Card program guidelines.

They have not yet announced whether proof of vaccination will be required to access ski lifts for other outdoor operations.

Canadian residents outside of Alberta and British Columbia will be required to present their COVID-19 vaccination record (vaccination passport) and government-issued identification.

Claire Palmer

Editor for the Gold Star

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