VWF Covid Protocols
Updated September 13, 2022
This page contains general guidelines concerning the Vancouver Writers Fest’s Covid safety protocols. Protocols may vary depending on the venue and event. Check your ticket for the most relevant information.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols
Community safety remains our top priority. We have formed our policies using the guidance and recommendations of the most current information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, HealthLink BC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
This information will be continuously updated with any new information or guidelines. You can read our full Communicable Diseases Plan here.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
We ask that you do not come to any in-person events if you:
—Have any of the following symptoms:
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- New muscle aches or headache
- Sore throat
—Are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We recommend all ticket holders take the BC COVID-19 Self-Check prior to arrival to ensure that they are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Please help us maintain a safe festival experience by planning ahead, being patient, and remaining flexible and compassionate!
We ask that you:
- Wear a Mask: The Vancouver Writers Fest encourages patrons to wear face masks at its events. While not currently mandated by the BC health authority, face masks continue to offer assurance and safety for many of the communities the VWF serves. We thank you for your understanding and consideration. Masks will be required in signing lines.
- Maintain Social Distance: Please give people space while waiting in line, in the lobby, and for book signings.
- Stay Sanitized: We will have sanitation stations at all entrances and at various places inside the venues—please use upon entry and as often as you want!
Once inside the venue, your ticket (print or mobile version) will be scanned for touchless ticketing.
Once inside the theatre, please pay attention to and respect any signage regarding distancing, seat-spacing, etc.
All venues are cleaned and sanitized in between events.
You can read our full Safety Plan here.
We require the cooperation of all Festival patrons, staff, volunteers, and artists to ensure a safe theatre experience for everyone. Our team reserves the right to remove any individual found to be non-compliant with our Health and Safety policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.