Please be advised that organizers of community events will be required to submit an Event Safety Plan (Communicable Disease Plan) a minimum of 5 business days before the event for review, and if required, updating. The purpose of the Event Safety Plan is to increase public safety and to assist in having all events run smoothly.
The type of events that require an Event Safety Plan are: conferences, weddings, parties, community events, indoor gatherings etc. A personal gathering in your home is an example of an event that does not require a Safety Plan.
Event Safety Plans should be filled out and submitted using the online form below.
If you have any questions, please contact David Harrison, Manager, Emergency Planning & Response, at David_Harrison@squamish.net.
If you prefer, a fillable PDF is also available.
Provincial Health Act Orders are required to be followed on Reserve Lands. In order to assist event and program planners, the Squamish Nation has adopted an event planning framework for use on Reserve Lands. It is important that the Nation remain vigilant against the fight against Communicable Disease. Event organizers (events of 50 or more people) are responsible for planning an event and creating a plan intended to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases, like COVID-19, that meets the requirements of any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the Provincial Health Officer, and the appropriate health authority, relevant to their proposed activities, at the time of the proposed event.
The purpose of this plan is to outline relevant event details and will describe how the event organizer will ensure compliance to current Public Health orders and notices. Special considerations are still required to ensure the safety of attendees for Nation held events. This document is designed to help organizers of temporary events or gatherings think about how they can reduce risk at their event. Some examples of events or gatherings are weddings, funerals, workplace gatherings, faith-based gatherings and community events or performances. It remains highly recommended that online tools be used in place of in-person meetings as much as possible.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
BC Communicable Disease Control (BCCDC) WorkSafeBC
A guidance document on how to evaluate and address risk can be viewed here.