Saanich Fairground Rentals: Spring/Summer 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Saanich Fairground facilities and grounds are managed in compliance with the pandemic Public Health Orders and directives from Island Health. The North & South Saanich Agricultural Society (NSSAS) does not establish these rules. If you have an issue with the Public Health Orders, then we suggest you take it up with your local provincial MLA.
Opportunities for rentals are severely limited by the Public Health Orders at this time. The course of the pandemic is not predictable nor can we predict the timing or impact of future Public Health Orders. The Public Health Orders that could impact your event are the orders that are in effect when your event is held, not when you may be thinking about booking a room or facility. We are currently in the third wave of the pandemic and we do not anticipate booking our facilities for large events into the near future. The Board of Directors plans to review our rental polices at its May meeting and will publish an update at that time..
Why do we ask for a COVID-19 plan and what do we expect? Like local governments, we currently require renters provide an approved COVID-19 plan. While NSSAS can provide some direction, ultimately it is your responsibility as an organizer to understand and adhere to Public Health Orders and BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) guidelines. Because the situation is fluid and PHOs can change at any time, we ask organizations to check their plan through Island Health – please speak with an Environmental Health Officer at the local Gateway office of Island Health (250-519-3401). Here’s a link to Public Health Orders and guidelines: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to manage our way through the pandemic.