Locations and Workshop Policy

Below are instructions on accessing SafeCare BC’s Training Centre and Satellite Training Centres. 

SafeCare BC is making every effort to keep everyone safe while attending our workshops. We are asking all workshop participants to review the Workshop Policy below. Please make sure you are familiar with SafeCare BC’s workshop policies as well as your workshop location’s site-specific rules.

If you do not see the location or policy of your upcoming workshop listed and have not yet received instructions, please contact training@safecarebc.ca. 

Last updated: April 12, 2022

Workshop Policy

General: COVID-19 Safety Policy

  • All participants and facilitators are required to be fully immunized before attending an in-person SafeCare BC workshop. Fully immunized means that you’ve received two doses of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine, and at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose. If you cannot provide proof of full immunization, you will be unable to attend the workshop.
    • If you are unable to provide proof of immunization, email training@safecarebc.ca a minimum of two weeks before your workshop date.
  • SafeCare BC’s Satellite Training Centres are located in long-term care homes. This means that those in Satellite Training Centers may be at higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
  • SafeCare BC has developed a workshop policy based on assessing and managing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This means safety measures will vary depending on the location of your workshop. Please read through this document in full so that you are prepared for your workshop.
  • We will also implement additional safety measures based on any provincial and regional restrictions that are in place.
  • SafeCare BC follows all public health guidance. As information is received, this policy may change. If this occurs, all workshop participants will be informed and provided with relevant updates prior to the workshop.

Before the Workshop

  • Self assess/screen for communicable disease symptoms (i.e.: cold, influenza, or COVID-19, by self-assessment or using the online Screening Tool)
    • If you do not feel well, do not attend the workshop and inform training@safecarebc.ca.
    • If you have travelled outside of Canada, you must be in compliance with the current provincial and federal travel restrictions.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before the start of the workshop.
  • Bring a copy of your Vaccine Card and a piece of I.D.
  • You’re required to wear a medical mask when you arrive at the workshop. Please bring one with you.
  • SafeCare BC will email you any site-specific safety policies and measures (see below).
  • Bring the following:
    • Snacks and a lunch
    • Beverages
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Medical mask
    • Pen
    • Your Vaccine Card and a piece of I.D.

When You Arrive

  • You must wear a medical mask in all areas of the Satellite Training Centres and avoid all high-traffic common areas at the Training Centre wherever possible. Follow all site-specific policies.
  • Before participating in the workshop, you’ll need to complete an in-person site-specific screening. This will include questions about how you’re feeling and a temperature check. You may also be asked to take a site-specific rapid point-of-care test, if this occurs, you will still be required to take a SafeCare BC rapid point-of-care test.
  • Show your vaccine card and a piece of government-issued I.D. Your immunization status will be stored by SafeCare BC and may be stored by the site of your workshop for a short period, as required by the relevant health authority. If you cannot provide proof of full immunization, you will be unable to attend the workshop.
  • You will be asked to take a rapid point-of-care test.
  • More information about the rapid test – a self-administered nasal swab overseen by the course facilitator – can be found on our website.
  • Rapid test results:
    • If your rapid test is negative, you can participate in the workshop.
    • If your rapid test is positive, you cannot attend the workshop and must follow the current provincial isolation guidelines which can be found here.

Menno Place: Abbotsford

32945 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S1K1

There is parking in the Brundige Avenue area. Additional parking can be found at Mill Lake Park (about a 15-minute walk)

  • Upon arrival at Menno, participants will be asked to sanitize their hands and will be provided with a fresh medical mask.
  • You will then be screened for COVID-19 using a symptom questionnaire and temperature check.
    • If you have any symptoms or a temperature above 37.8C you will not be allowed to enter the site.
  • You will also be asked to show documentation to prove your immunization status.
    • If you are fully immunized, the screener/greeter may give you a green badge to indicate this.
  • Finally, you will be asked to confirm you understand several statements relating to infection prevention and safety protocols.
  • Accessing the classroom: This workshop will take place in Hospital Chapel.
    • Your facilitator will be waiting for you outside the chapel to let you in.
  • Washrooms: There will be a separate and private bathroom for workshop participants.

Sidney All Care: Sidney

2269 Mills Road, Sidney, BC, V8L2C3

  • Sidney All Care has no onsite parking due to limited staff and visitor parking. Street parking is available.
  • Upon arrival at Sidney All Care, participants will be screened by a greeter as per Island Health Authority COVID-19 screening protocols. This may include:
    • A screening questionnaire regarding symptoms, travel, and directions by public health to be tested or quarantined;
    • Temperature check;
    • Screeners will request to see your Vaccine Card and I.D
    • Briefing about hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures while on-site;
    • Collection of personal information for contact tracing.
  • Failure to pass this screening may result in participants being denied access to the site.

Haven Hill: Penticton

415 Haven Hill Road, Penticton, BC, V2A4E9

Haven Hill has no onsite parking due to limited staff and visitor parking. Street parking is available, but please do not park in front of the corner store. You will be towed.

  • Upon arrival at Haven Hill participants will be screened by a greeter as per Interior Health Authority COVID-19 screening protocols. This may include:
    • A screening questionnaire regarding symptoms, travel, and directions by public health to be tested or quarantined;
    • Temperature check;
    • Screeners will request to see your Vaccine Card and I.D.
    • Briefing about hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures while on-site;
    • Collection of personal information for contact tracing.
    • Failure to pass this screening will result in participants being denied access to the site.

Eden Gardens: Nanaimo

1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S3B6

There is boyh a parking lot and street parking.

  • Upon arrival at Eden Gardens, participants will be screened by a greeter as per Island Health Authority COVID-19 screening protocols. This may include:
    • A screening questionnaire regarding symptoms, travel, and directions by public health to be tested or quarantined;
    • Temperature check;
    • Screeners will request to see your Vaccine Card and I.D
    • Briefing about hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures while on-site;
    • Collection of personal information for contact tracing.
  • Failure to pass this screening may result in participants being denied access to the site.

 

Arrowsmith Lodge: Parksville

266 Moilliet Street, Parksville, BC, V9P1M9

  • Parking is very limited.
  • Please park on the streets adjacent to Cokely Manor and walk alongside the driveway to Arrowsmith Lodge located toward the back of the property.
  • Be mindful of parking signs.
  • The parking spaces close to Arrowsmith Lodge are reserved for visitors and families who may be transporting elderly residents and need close access to the front doors of the facility.
  • Upon arrival at Arrowsmith Lodge, participants will be screened by a greeter as per Island Health Authority COVID-19 screening protocols. This may include:
    • A screening questionnaire regarding symptoms, travel, and directions by public health to be tested or quarantined;
    • Temperature check;
    • Questions about immunization status;
    • Briefing about hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures while on-site;
    • Collection of personal information for contact tracing.
    • Failure to pass this screening may result in participants being denied access to the site.

SafeCare BC Training Centre: Burnaby

1424-4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4M2

  • Self-assess/screen for communicable disease symptoms (i.e.: cold, influenza, or COVID-19, by self-assessment or using the online Screening Tool).
  • Upon arrival at SafeCare BC, participants can enter the Training Centre through the side door, please do not cross the line into office space.
  • Two-metre physical distancing between participants, and between participants and facilitators are encouraged.
  • Where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of two metres, non-medical mask use is encouraged but not required.

Getting to the office by car

  • Access the parkade via Central Boulevard. Enter the Metrotower parkade off Central Boulevard and
    follow the signs to “Metrotower 1.”

Parking

  • Due to limited all-day parking, we strongly recommend taking transit (we are located at Metrotown
    SkyTrain station). If you’re driving, access to Metrotower 1 is easiest by parking in the Metrotown
    parkade off Central Boulevard.
  • There is a 4-hour free parking limit at Metrotown. There is pay parking in the Metrotower 3 parkade
    ($2.00 an hour or $15.00 for the full day). There is free street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood
    (see map below), but spots are limited. SafeCare BC assumes no responsibility for parking tickets.

If you’re travelling by transit

  • Both the Metrotown Skytrain Station and Metrotown bus loop are located on Central Boulevard.
  • For Skytrain, exit the station and cross Central Boulevard. You’ll see the three Metrotowers located on
    the north side of Central Boulevard. For the bus loop, take the escalator up to the upper mall level. You’ll see the three Metrotowers located east of the bus loop.

Inside the tower

  • At the elevator bank for Metrotower 1, enter the desired floor on the keypad outside the elevators
    (SafeCare BC is located on level 14).
  • The keypad will allocate an elevator for you (e.g. “A”).
  • Once on the 14th floor, enter the door tagged “SafeCare BC Training Centre.”