There are changes to the visitor program at the Cedars that will begin July 19th.
- Visitors will no longer need to schedule or book their visit in advance.
- Visitors will still be screened for signs and symptoms of illness, including COVID-19, before their visits. Please answer the questions thoughtfully each time you enter the building. Our staff are still required to ask you each question even if you visit daily.
- Visitor screening times:
- 8-11 am
- Visitors will not be admitted outside posted screening times
- Once a visitor has been screened, they can enter/exit the building for that day. For example, family can enter the unit, then go out for lunch and enter again without having to screen a second time. As you re-enter, please inform the staff of your name and that you have already screened for that day. Staff will verify that you have already screened and allow entry.
- Please be patient as our staff may need to be away from the desk from time to time. Use the doorbell to announce your presence.
- If the visitor is unable to adhere to appropriate precautions, the visitor shall be excluded from visiting.
- You are only allowed to visit the ONE resident that you are here to see. Please do not socialize with other residents.
- There is no limit to the number of social visitors at a time.
- Visitors still need to continue to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
- Definition of “fully immunized”
- “two doses of the vaccine, with the second dose received a minimum of two weeks’ prior to the visit.
Proof of Vaccination
- It is strongly recommended that visitors be fully immunized against COVID-19
- All visitors will be required to provide proof of immunization before entry to the facility.
- Those who do not have proof of immunization or choose not to provide it, will be required to wear a medical mask for the duration of their visit, including when in direct contact with the person they are visiting.
- The Cedars will maintain a list of visitors who have provided proof of immunization so that you will not be required to show your immunization each time you arrive.
What is accepted as proof of COVID-19 immunization
- Most people are given a paper record from their regional health authority or pharmacy when they receive their COVID-19 vaccines*. For example, people in the Island Health region were given a COVID-19 Immunization Record Card with space for information on the vaccines they received.
- *Please note that there is no standardized provincewide paper record and each health authority and/or pharmacy provides their own version.
- The paper record is a permanent record of a person’s immunization status and has important information about their first and second doses of the vaccine (such as dates, product name, lot number and immunization clinic).
- People can also check for your immunization record online by registering for the Health Gateway. It is a secure, provincial database where you, public health and their doctor can access your health records including a digital version of their COVID-19 immunization records.
- Fully immunized visitors have the potential to come into contact with a number of people while in common areas/ hallways and for this reason, will be required to wear a medical mask while moving through the facility. They will not be required to wear a mask while in direct contact with the person they are visiting or when outdoors.
- Visitors who do not provide proof that they are fully immunized are required to wear a medical mask for the duration of their visit, both in common areas and when in direct contact with the person they are visiting.
- Cedars residents are allowed overnight visitors again. Please inform the reception desk the dates you will be staying in the unit.
- Residents are able to go on overnight visits, if they choose, and there is no requirement for residents to isolate when they return from an outing.
- While there is no restriction on the length of outings, residents should keep in mind that settings outside of their facility may not have as rigorous IPC practices as their facilities and the risk of transmission for COVID-19 and other illnesses may be higher.
- As a result, when residents are outside of the facilities, they should follow general infection prevention best practices such as maintaining physical distance from other people where possible, frequent hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette when they are in indoor public settings or are unable to maintain a physical distance from others.
- Also, residents should bear in mind that while communities are proceeding to stage 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan and reopening, there are still some restrictions that remain in place (such as the size of indoor and outdoor organized gatherings) and they should adhere to the same restrictions as everyone else in the community.
- Visit the province-wide restrictions webpage for more information on the restrictions that are in effect in B.C.
Dining at the Cedars
- At this time (July 19th) we are not allowed guests in the Cedars dining room for meals.
雪松苑的訪客規定將於 7 月 19 日開始進行更改。
- 訪客在探訪前仍需要接受關於包括新冠肺炎相關的疾病症狀的篩查。請在每次進入大樓時仔細回答問題。 即使你每日來訪，我們的員工仍需要向你提出每個問題。
- 只要訪客進行了關於新冠肺炎相關症狀的篩查，在當天就可以多次進出大樓。 例如，訪客順利進入套房后，然後出去吃午飯后再次進入大樓，則不必再次進行篩查。 當您需要在同一天重新進入時，請告知工作人員您的姓名，並且已在當日進行了篩查。工作人員將對此進行驗證並允許您再次進入。
- 請耐心等待，因為工作人員可能需要短暫離開辦公桌。 請使用門鈴告知您的到來。
- 您的探訪只能訪問您需要探訪的住戶。 請不要與其他住戶聊天。
- 大多數人在接種COVID-19新冠疫苗時，都會從其地區衛生當局或藥房獲得疫苗記錄卡* 例如，溫哥華島衞生地區的居民會獲得一張COVID-19新冠肺炎疫苗接種記錄的卡片，上面記錄了關於他們接種疫苗的信息。
- 人們也可以通過註冊Health Gateway在線查看您的接種記錄。 這是一個安全的省級數據庫，您本人，公共衛生機構和醫生都可以訪問您的健康記錄，包括您的COVID-19新冠肺炎疫苗接種記錄的數字版本。
- 完全接種免疫的訪客有可能在公共區域或走廊與其他住戶接觸，因此，在通過大樓的公共區域時必須配戴醫療口罩。 但可以在住戶的套房內或戶外活動時移除口罩。
- 雪松苑的住民再次被允許有過夜訪客。 請告知前台接待處訪客將要居住的時間。
- 住戶可以選擇在外過夜， 如果住戶選擇在外過夜，歸來時將無需隔離。
- 雖然對外出時間沒有限制，但住戶應該記住，他們在設施外的環境和預防措施可能沒有他們在設施内那樣嚴格，並且傳播 COVID-19 新冠肺炎和其他疾病的風險可能更高。
- 此外，住戶應謹記，雖然社區正在進入BC省重啟計劃的第 3 階段並重新開放，但一些限制仍然存在（例如室內和室外聚會的規模限制），他們應該遵守與社區中的其他人同樣的限制。
- 訪問省政府網頁，了解更多有關 BC 省防疫限制的信息。
- 目前（7 月 15 日）我們還是不允許訪客在雪松苑餐廳用餐。