After a temporary physical closure of over five months, the Tourism Prince George Visitor Information Centre re-opened, Monday, June 14. The opening comes after the re-development of protective safety measures, with the health of staff and visitors in mind.
On its website, Tourism Prince George has developed a Travel Information page for both locals and visitors to the area. On this webpage, there is an updated COVID-19 plan as well as addition relevant information. Locals who have friends or family visiting are also encouraged to contact the Centre in advance (by phone or email) so that an information package can be put together for easy pick up.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests on June 14 and onwards,” said Tracey McBride, CEO of Tourism Prince George. “While things may look slightly different at the Centre to adhere to the COVID safety plan with some modifications to the physical space, our staff is eager to provide the same excellent customer service as always.”
Health and safety measures being implemented at Tourism Prince George include and are not limited to:
- An occupancy limit of four parties or six individuals in the Visitor Information Centreat one time
- Reduced number of pamphlets and guides available for visitors to browse (providedby staff instead)
- Rotating staff hours to accommodate the new occupancy limit
- Plexiglass barriers where physical distancing isn’t possible
- New health and safety signage/decals
While the tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during COVID-19, Tourism Prince George is optimistic about the future of local and regional travel, and the summer ahead.
The Visitor Information Centre will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tourism Prince George will be sending a mobile team to popular attractions onSaturdays throughout the summer.