Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) staff have been informed that they will require Covid vaccination proof to work at the resort this coming season.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) communicated in a memo to employees that they are implementing a mandatory Covid vaccination policy for staff.
RCR stated, “Employees failing to follow these measures may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including restricted access to the workplace, placing the employee on an unpaid leave of absence, and/or modifying or terminating the employee’s contract of employment.”
FAR will also require proof of Covid vaccination for anyone 12 years of age or older to access indoor resort facilities, including day lodges, restaurants, shops, and services.
The mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff is inline with seversal other of B.C.’s largest ski resorts including Grouse Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb and Big White Ski Resort.
Grouse Mountain is taking their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy a step further by requiring all guests to provide proof of vaccination. Starting on opening day of the ski and snowboard season, guests born in 2009 or earlier must provide proof of vaccination to access the Resort.
Whistler Blackcomb, the industry leader, commented, “We believe the COVID-19 vaccine is the way to end this pandemic, and the best way to keep our employees and guests safe.”
Big White stated, “New and existing employees, as well as volunteers, will be required to show record of vaccination to Big White Ski Resort’s human resources department.”
This week more than 88 per cent of eligible British Columbians had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 82 per cent had received two doses.