We’ve compiled all the resources we can find to help you get to re-opening as safely, quickly and a easily as possible. Take a look…. 

Provincial and Regional Government links

Read and be familiar with the details of the Provincial order HERE.
B.C. COVID-19 Go Forward Strategy
“British Columbia, like all other jurisdictions, will likely face a potentially challenging transition from a virus-related lockdown to carefully restarting social and commercial life balancing warnings from public health officials of health risks with other warnings of the significant potential damage to economic and social life.”
CVRD – Regional Emergency Operations Centre:  comoxvalleyrd.ca/node/7461 
City of Courtenay: courtenay.ca
Town of Comox: comox.ca
Village of Cumberland: cumberland.ca

ArtsBC Response Resources Package 

For Museums: 

For Event Organizers:
The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is very in-depth and covers every possible scenario for an event of any size.

Worksafe BC

Worksafe BC has created a comprehensive set of guidelines for opening Arts & Culture facilities which include Galleries, Museums and Libraries. Read them all HERE. 

These are the HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Cancel or restrict group visits, guided tours, public programs, and special or private events in excess of 50 people, in accordance with public health officer’s prohibition on mass gatherings.
  • For groups of fewer than 50 people, ensure there is adequate space in your facility to accommodate the group. See the COVID-19 Safety Plan for guidance on establishing occupancy limits.
  • Consider allowing access by appointment to ensure occupancy limits are followed.
  • Consider ways to limit the exchange of paper products. Provide information to visitors via websites, provide online ticket sales, and provide digital visitor guides and programs.
  • Manage the flow of people by implementing one-way walkways or marking off designated walking areas.
  • Provide physical barriers at admissions and gift shop counters. Reuse exhibition materials such as plexiglass display cases to create barriers where the physical distancing requirement cannot be maintained.
  • Consider self-guided tours or phone applications based on self-guided tours.
  • Develop a system where customers can call docents from their cell phones while on the property to get specific questions answered without the docents and customers having to be face-to-face. Install desk phones at docent stations to facilitate this capability.
  • Wash your hands using good hygiene practices after touching common items.
  • Install touchless, no-contact audio-visual displays (triggered by physical distance, RFID, or similar technology).
  • Prohibit the use of high-touch displays through signage or physical barriers. If they remain in use, consider the following controls:
    • Install hand sanitizing stations near displays
    • Increase the cleaning frequency of all touch displays
  • Restrict or limit personal items being stored in coatrooms, baggage holding areas, etc.
  • Control access to entry points for workers, customers, and deliveries. Consider having limited points of entry. If you have more than one door, considering designating doors for entry and exit.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations at all facility entryways for everyone to use.
  • Post COVID-19 protocols using signage for both workers and customers throughout facility.
  • Consider creating cohorts of workers who work together and who do not interact with other cohorts. This will assist in reducing transmission throughout the workplace in the event that a staff member becomes ill.
  • Increase the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors.
  • Resources

    COVID-19 health and safety: Designing effective barriers

    To help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, employers must implement measures to reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission. This resource will help you decide when to use barriers…

    Publication Date: May 2020 
     PDF Information Sheet 

    COVID-19: A guide to reducing the risk

    This resource is for employers, outlining the steps to follow to make sure you are minimizing the risk of COVID-19 so your business can operate safely.


    Publication Date: May 2020 
     PDF Information Sheet 

    COVID-19 Safety Plan

    Employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This tool will guide…

    Publication Date: May 2020 
     PDF Checklist 
    More resources