Coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Does that mean the the mega party RV's are allowed? Or no camping at all? I can't think of a more solitary endeavor than tent camping. Only possible concern is showers/bathrooms and that can be managed.

    Never mind - I just looked it up and says "Campsites are permitted to open for day use only, with restrictions on public spaces."

    Level 2 says "Campsites are permitted to offer overnight stays with some restrictions in place for public spaces."

    Since the province is currently at Lvl 4, unless the process is accelerated there will be very little camping this year.
    Even if private campsites are allowed to open (eventually), it doesn't necessarily mean that provincial campgrounds will do the same.

    Moot point for me as long as inter-provincial travel is prohibited.

    Edit: Just read this on CBC website (Maybe party RV's will be allowed!:
    Camping
    Fitzgerald said limited overnight camping will be permitted when the province reaches Alert Level 3.
    Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald announced Friday that looser rules are coming for tennis players, pet groomers and campers. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
    "Access will be limited to self-contained units including RVs or cabins that have a water supply, holding tanks and personal washroom facilities as long as they are located in an area with at least 30 feet between occupied camp sites," she said.

    "Tent camping will not be permitted in Level 3. Campground owners should have policies in place to ensure physical distancing recommendations are maintained and offer contactless services where possible."

    All shared facilities, such as washrooms, showers, cook houses, playgrounds and club houses must remain closed. Campground owners are also responsible for developing communications plans to ensure campers are aware of the rules and preventive measures.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  2. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I get it. I don't like it but I get it. Self contained is the caveat. No showers or cookhouse or washrooms available.
    Showers would be the only reason to spend the money on a site so I would have passed anyways. I know a few spots here and there that I can use but if you see my bike stopped near a pond or river you might not wish to drop by due to the view.
     
  3. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

  4. 00PowderSpecial

    00PowderSpecial New Member

    They're supposed to open overnight camping at level 3, still nothing official out on the regulations but the first I heard it was to self contained units, and possibly to only seasonal sites. I just bought a RV in December, and had a seasonal site figured out but still haven't heard anything from the park owner about any of it. People in tents won't be an issue, but if I was going in a tent I think the last place I would go is a campground with the terrain and views we have so close. I'll update when I hear anything official.
     
  5. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Level 3 does NOT allow tent camping at provincial or private campsites. For RV's, you need to be self-contained - there are no toilets or showers or other shared spaces open to the public. (See my previous post earlier on this page.)
     
  6. dresda

    dresda Member

    We are hoping the Ontario parks will open June 1 for self contained units like ours. We have reservations for the first two weeks of June (replacing the ones that were cancelled for May). No news yet....
     
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  7. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I never did get the seasonal site rving.
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Different variations of rv'ing are a big thing out here on the West Coast. BC Parks website crashed within the first hour on Monday morning with people trying to book RV sites.
     
  9. Trash

    Trash Well-Known Member

    The Wisconsin State Supreme Court recently ruled that Businesses could re-open at their own discretion.
    A majority of restaurants were open for business for this past Memorial Day weekend, but from what I could see riding by, they were operating at much less than Capacity. Not by coincidence, the State has reported a 26 percent increase in COVID-19 cases since the restrictions were lifted.
     
  10. Relic

    Relic Member

    I can't afford a cabin. :)

    I like terra nova (town)... Just need somewhere to stay. Seasonal site is perfect. Camper has been parked there for 10 years. July, August and Sept is my Terra Nova camping time.
    June and late September and October is when we travel/camp/Boondock in the motorhome.
     
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I hear the dunes down there are good fun.
     
  12. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I see that NL just reported a coronavirus case - first in almost 3 weeks! It will be interesting to see what the story is on this one. NB had a stretch of over two weeks without any cases and then three in the last week - all traced to a "health care professional" in their 50's who traveled back home from Quebec and didn't report that fact or self-isolate; actually returned to work. The first case was a child and the second was a 90-year-old. The individual has been working in health care for a week or more (not sure) and potentially has infected a large number of patients and co-workers.

    Again, we will have to see how the story develops (both NB and NL). When the first case was announced in Campbellton , they just said it was someone under 19 and I had figured it was some idiot teenager smuggling beer from QC. This is MUCH worse in terms of potential exposure of many others and also due to the fact that this person should have known better. I hope they find them criminally responsible or at least fire them from their job.

    Edit: Another three cases just reported in NB related to the ones in Campbellton!

    The following is the story from CBC:

    "At least 150 people were exposed to the medical professional in the Campbellton region who has COVID-19, including 50 health-care workers at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and 100 people in the community, says the head of the Vitalité Health Network.
    There are "definitely more," said president and CEO Gilles Lanteigne.
    He expects 500 people to be tested within the next couple of days.
    The medical professional who contracted COVID-19 outside the province is the source of two other confirmed cases in the region over the past week — someone over 90 and a child who attended two daycares."
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  13. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    We do have people who return from working on the mainland and I do not know if this is the case. If they do what they are supposed to do contact tracing would be implemented but they should not have to do much if any if a returning worker went into isolation for two weeks.
    Everybody knows better and should be held responsible for their actions.
     
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I just got home Monday night, I'm in isolation for 2 weeks but the missus is allowed out business as usual. That strikes me as asinine.
     
  15. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Why would that be asinine? Isolation means no contact. For 2 weeks. Fellas on turnaround from AB have been at the cabin or in a trailer in the driveway or even tents. 2 weeks looking at their kids/wife through the window and meals laid on the step.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  16. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    ...as it should be. These guys get it!

    It turns out that the case in NB was a DOCTOR!! Absolutely no excuse! Potentially 150 people directly exposed in a community of 6,800 or so plus second generation infections. If he was taking no precautions, this could turn into something much worse than the funeral home superspreading event in NL. They are testing 500+ in the region in the next day or two. Stay tuned...
    Arrogant, f'ing asshole - risking the health of hundreds just because he didn't want to self-isolate after returning from QC. Apparently there for personal reasons, not work-related.
     
  17. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    I have a flight back to British Columbia this coming Sunday. Work is calling and it isn’t the time or economy to be turning them down. Travel has changed so much since I left BC on March 16. I was actually recalled earlier last week but it took nearly 10 days to get a flight that will actually get me there, and it will involve both Air Canada and Westjet. If I miss my connector in Calgary, I have to sit 2-3 days before a flight is available to get me out.

    Due to the difficulty travelling interprovincially and the requirement of self isolate upon entering NL, I see little to no opportunity for me to enjoy any summer in NL this year. I will likely return in August but expect that my days off will be limited to my own property. So what’s the point?

    The restrictions are obviously working which is great. It’s an unfortunate time to be a transient worker, and it appears summer will be non-existent for me in NL this year.
     
  18. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Feel bad for ya but can't "Like" this post for fear that you'd take it the wrong way. Be interesting to hear what you think of BC regulations compared to NL.
     
  19. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Asinine that I can come home and be with my missus having to stay on my property but she can still go out and about. Do they expect family members to be totally isolated from each other? That was not stated in the declaration we had to fill out on the way home. In our case both of us are staying isolated for the 2 weeks whether she's allowed to go out or not.

    I too will not have a summer as my only 2 weeks off are at home, my only big rides will be back and forth to the airport.
     
  20. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Yes that is exactly what it means. Isolated. If you have the virus you should give the time required to show it or the contagen period to pass before having contact with her so you do not infect her. That is why she would not need to be isolated.
     

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