COVID-19 Protocols – Albion Hills Cross Country Skiing Program

Infection Prevention & Control Measures

Posted December 18, 2020.

Albion Hills Conservation Park is open for skiing when conditions permit.

The following mitigation guidelines will help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

Prior to Arrival:

  • Prior to coming to a campground or conservation park, every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit the park.
  • Visitors should be aware of signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Muscle aches
    • Tiredness
    • Sore throat or trouble swallowing
    • Headache
    • Runny nose or nasal congestion
    • New loss of taste or smell

    Arrivals:

  • Stay local to limit unnecessary travel and plan your visit accordingly.
  • General Admission and Ski Trail fees will apply.
  • Cash will not be accepted. Contactless payments only will be accepted in the form of debit or credit transactions.
  • Wearing a mask or a face covering is required in indoor Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) facilities as per municipal by-laws. The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth, and chin without gapping. Wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. All visitors entering an indoor premise, including the washrooms, are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside. When visiting one of our locations, please arrive prepared with a mask or face covering.
  • Park only in designated parking lots. Do not block gates or roadways.
  • If high visitation levels cause unsafe conditions, the number of visitors may be limited to respect physical distancing requirements.
  • Be patient and respectful of others, including our dedicated staff.

Physical Distancing Requirements:

  • Where party members are not from the same household, party size must not exceed the limit set out under the emergency order in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Amenities and Facilities:

  • Washrooms will be provided on the lower level of the Chalet at a reduced occupancy.
  • Ski rentals will not be available while Region of Peel is in the lockdown stage per the Government of Ontario
  • The Chalet indoor heated seating area and kitchen will not be available. Warming stations have been created outside; areas are sectioned off to maintain two metres (6 feet) distance.
  • Outdoor seating areas have been placed randomly to maintain social distancing.
  • Frequently touched items, such as waste receptacles, rental equipment, doors, and benches will be sanitized on an increased schedule.
  • Black trail is the only multi-use trail. Visitors can walk/run/fat bike on the Black trail only. The other trails are for skiing. View the winter trail map.
  • Stay on trails, stepping off only to allow others to pass to maintain two metres (6 feet) distance.
  • Keep pets on a leash, at least two metres (6 feet) away from other people and animals, and clean up after them.
  • Do not litter. Please use the recycling and garbage receptacles available on site.

Arrivals, Purchases and Check-In:

  • Wearing a mask or a face covering is required in indoor TRCA facilities. The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth, and chin without gapping. Wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. All visitors entering an indoor premise, including the washrooms, are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside. When visiting one of our locations, please arrive prepared with a mask or face covering.
  • Partitions (i.e. plexiglass barriers) and face masks will always be used by both staff and visitors.
  • Signage and directional arrows within the Chalet have been installed to ensure traffic management and distancing measures.
  • Ski tags will need to be purchased online or in person to use trails.
  • Visitors will be able to enter the Chalet through the main entrance and proceed to the check-in area.
  • Entry into the Chalet will only be permitted to one group at a time.
  • Rentals will be provided on the upper level of the Chalet.
  • The rental of ski equipment will be completed on the upper level of the Chalet.
  • Renters must exit the facility as soon as they get their equipment.
  • Rental equipment returns will be processed through the window of the lower level of the Chalet, adjacent to the entrance. All returned equipment will be sanitized thoroughly and set aside to ensure the effectiveness of the sanitization prior to their next usage.
  • Cash will not be accepted. Contactless payments only will be accepted in the form of debit or credit transactions.