Effective September 22, 2021, anyone who enters a public event space will be required to provide proof vaccination along with a peice of government issued ID as per the Province of Ontario directive.
Northern Screams Attractions, our clients, volunteers, staff and patrons will observe the following:
1. Staff and volunteers will be encouraged to use the self assessment tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ prior to coming in to ensure that those that are sick, are not coming into work and are staying home. If they fail a screening question, the website will prompt them on next steps. This site is up to date with persons that have been fully vaccinated. Northern Screams will record the date and time that workers/volunteers were in the workplace and their contact information for a period of at least a month. This information may be requested by public health for contact tracing.
2. High touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected using a the list of disinfectants with evidence for use against COVID-19, prior to and at least once throughout the event and as often as necessary to maintain in sanitary conditions (i.e. when visibly dirty). Washrooms will be cleaned and disinfected as often as necessary to maintain in sanitary condition. Cleaning materials will be supplied by Northern Screams Attractions.
3. Staff, volunteers and patrons will wash their hands upon arrival using alcohol based hand sanitizer etc. Hand and hygiene signage will be posted where pertinent and hand sanitizer stations available at the event.
4. Staff/volunteers are required to wear a face covering unless exemptions as per the legislation apply. Masks may be removed if eating so long as physical distance is maintained and if in an area that ensures physical distance from all others. The use of face coverings is required indoors when physical distancing from those outside of your household cannot be maintained. Portions of the event are being held outdoors/in tents so the use of face coverings is required in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
5. The total number of the general public, at any particular attraction within the facility at any one time, will not exceed 150 participants on site per 30 minute timeslot. Guests will stay within their group based on the number of tickets held by the ticket holder. Timed ticketing will be used to control capacity limiting the number of guest onsite at any given time. The use of a face covering is required when unable to maintain physical distance from those outside your household.
6. An electronic ticket or print ticket is required for contact tracing and entry. Only the maximum number of tickets available will be distributed. Those without a ticket will be not be permitted entry once capacity is reached. The queue lines will be identified, socially distanced and staffed by volunteers. All guests will be required to check in at the main ticket booth and then proceeds to the haunt(s) of their choice and enter through a controlled gate. Staff/volunteers working the ticket booth who may be in contact with patrons not wearing a mask, are required to wear PPE (medical mask and eye protection) if they are not behind a physical barrier.
7. The general public will be reminded of the additional restrictions through signage placed throughout the haunt(s) Staff and volunteers will be at events walking around helping to encourage people to follow the rules. In addition to these reminders, on the ticketing website and on the event ticket, all guests are reminded to follow current COVID-19 guidelines. Posters will be downloaded from the PHSD website and posted at the various entry points.
8. Guidelines for stage 3 of Ontario's reopening plan pertaining to indoor and outdoor event spaces will be adhered to.
9. All staff, volunteers and patrons will be required to comply with vaccine passport requirements.
10. Additional COVID-19 measures for the operating of the haunt and visitor expectations will also be developed and readily available.