CVRD waives cancellation policies for events, facility bookings and program registration

Board decides in support of health it’s not appropriate to penalize people

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has waived its cancellation policies for events, facility bookings and program registrations at facilities to support public health in relation to the COVID-19 virus response.

The decision was made at a special board meeting this afternoon, and applies to all CVRD parks and facilities.

“Our board has decided that, in support of health, it’s not appropriate to penalize those who planned and paid for the use our facilities,” said Aaron Stone, chair of the CVRD. “We recognize there will be a loss of revenue associated with this decision, but it is the right thing to do to support our community members at this time. We will review options for cost recovery via insurance and other compensation opportunities that may become available.”

Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry directed event organizers to cancel all gatherings of 250 people or more due to the outbreak.

While all events with participant numbers greater than 250 will be cancelled for the foreseeable future, all CVRD facilities, including recycling centres, will remain open and delivering services until otherwise advised or directed by the Provincial Health Officer.

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