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A phased approach:
When will the Sorrento Centre start welcoming guests again? What are the plans for this summer? How soon before I can register? The answer (as of today): we expect to set out summer plans by the first week of June, as long as we get the green light in this ever-changing public health emergency. As the BC pandemic data trends in a positive direction, we are working diligently with public health officials to properly plan. In this note, we set out our outline for re-opening.
The top priority for the Sorrento Centre is the health and well-being of our guests, our staff and our neighbours.
In a dynamic environment, we are committed to meet and exceed all public health orders and guidelines. While BC has been reporting positive numbers in the last few days, it is far too early to declare victory over COVID-19. Even as we struggle through the first wave of this pandemic, BC’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Bonnie Henry has reminded us: “The optimist in me would like to think that maybe it will go away, and the virus will mutate and won't become worse. But you know what? We've never had a pandemic in recorded history that has not had a second wave." Even as we plan for a gradual and small re-opening as the summer progresses, plans could change depending on the data.
On May 6, BC Premier John Horgan announced a cautious ReStart BC plan in phases. BC has moved from phase one to phase two, and phase three starts in June. At each stage, there is monitoring and assessment before gradually re-opening more aspects of the social and economic life of the province. The Sorrento Centre is adopting a similar approach. Despite the temptation to ‘fast forward’, our mantra is: safe, slow and small.
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