Event Safety Plan (Communicable Disease Prevention)

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 a Vancouver Coastal Health event planning framework for use on Reserve Lands. It is important the Nation remain vigilant against the fight against Communicable Disease. We all need to take every possible step to protect our families and loved ones. By implementing documents and protocols such as these, the Nation is doing its part to keep Members safe.

Special considerations are still required to ensure the safety of attendees for Nation held events. This form 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) and WorkSafeBC have existing resources for Temporary Event coordinators to aid in planning events for the safety of the staff and participants. The Public Health Act Order applies to all organized events. The distribution of food and beverage services will be limited. Event staff will be required to adhere to BCCDC guidelines on food distribution requirements.

For clarity, the standards to be applied will be taken from the Government of British Columbia and BCCDC. If there is conflicting information, the Provincial Health Order is the determining document.

A guidance document on how to evaluate and address risk can be viewed here