COVID-19 YES – we are open!
We are getting tons of enquiries asking if we are open. And the answer is a resounding “Yes we are up and running” and following strict guidelines via our Covid-19 plan. On July 5th, 2021 B.C. published the ‘return to campus’ guidelines. Here’s what they had to say;
The COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines (“the Guidelines”) provide updated public health guidance to support the full return to in-person education, research and on-campus services for B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. The Guidelines were developed by a team of experts from B.C.’s post-secondary sector, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, regional health authorities and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
The Return-to-Campus Guidelines align with B.C.’s Restart Plan launched on May 25, 2021 to bring British Columbians back together, and gradually return to the activities that sustain us as individuals, communities and organizations.
The four-step plan is designed based on data and guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control and B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. Getting vaccinated is the most important tool supporting the Restart Plan. Post-secondary institutions should not introduce COVID-19 prevention measures that are different from those supported by public health professionals.
While there are approximate dates identified with each of the four steps in the Restart Plan, progress through the steps will be guided by data in four key areas:
1 – Declining COVID-19 case counts
2 – Increasing vaccination rate in people 18+
3 – Declining COVID-19 hospitalizations, including critical care
4 – Declining COVID-19 mortality rate.
As a result DiveSafe has adopted the policy that all students be fully vaccinated and be two weeks clear of their 2nd dose before entering the DiveSafe campus.
An Occupational SCUBA Diver Class graduated August 6th. We had to limit the class size to 10 students. Face masks, distancing and hand washing were all implemented. And the grads are now off to get jobs.
There is lots of work for commercial divers right now. The aquaculture industry is burgeoning, Seafood harvesting is back in full swing, Ontario is calling for construction divers. Commercially trained divers are in demand.
The next available Occupational SCUBA program starts March 2022.
The next available Surface Supply program starts in July 2022.
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