Covid Measures

COVID-19 MITIGATION PLAN

 

Updated May 1, 2021 (latest updates in red)

We have implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation plan to help protect our guests and staff. The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is paramount to us.

In 2020 we implemented our COVID measures and were very successful with a large number of families coming out to stay with us in comfort and secure in knowing that we were doing everything we could to keep them safe.

 

We intend to continue with these measures, and as health recommendations change, so will our COVID measures. We anticipate that with the roll-out of the vaccine and warmer weather, the restrictions to protect people and the health care system will be gradually relaxed. We will continue to adjust and respond as required and  to encourage proper social distancing, enhanced hygiene, and access to our cleaning and sanitizing protocols.

 

Despite the restrictions, we managed to remain open throughout the 2020 season. Every effort has been made to ensure the guest experience remains our top priority and guest from last season even reported to enjoy some of the changes including breakfast served at their tents and the staggered check-ins.

Here is a summary of the plan and what it means for your stay with us (see the FAQ section of our website for more details):

  • Indoor Space - due to the latest COVID restrictions from the Province we have temporarily closed our feast hall and the store / gift shop until the restrictions are lifted. Weekly feasts will be moved outdoors, but under canvas; and the gift shop will operate on-line via the store in our listing in CampersApp .

  • Party Limits - in order to abide by the latest COVID restrictions by the Province on outdoor gatherings we will be limiting party size to no more than 10 people. All activities are outdoors and will be done by party / tent so to minimize the direct contact with other parties. We have lots of room and space to keep you separated from other groups, but we will be monitoring this and helping everyone stay safe.

 

  • Masks - masks or face-shields will be mandatory this season when social distancing of 2m can not be maintained.

  • Occupancy Limit - we are operating with a site-wide limit of a maximum of 35 guests - which is the revised COVID-19 occupancy limit for our feast hall (1/2 our normal occupancy). FEAST HALL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitizing - we have stepped up our cleaning and sanitizing regime for tents and around the encampment. We will be encouraging guests to frequently wash or sanitize their hands and we will have sanitizing stations strategically located around the site.

  • Social Distancing - we are encouraging guests to maintain proper social distancing with other parties of guests. We are encouraging guests to book separate tents for each household (i.e. not mixing households in a single tent). We are also discouraging carpooling and mixing people from different households in the same vehicle when traveling to and from Good Knights. 

  • Increased Privacy - each tent now has its own private dining and cooking area - with a separate fire pit, cooler, table and chairs. We will be issuing each party a set of reusable dishes and utensils for their use during their stay -we will properly sanitize these afterwards. 

 

  • Staggered Check-ins - each party of guests will be given a time window for their check-in so that we can provide our guests with a better check-in experience and minimize interactions with other guests. We will be asking guests about any symptoms and possible exposure to COVID-19, with a mandatory touchless temperature check of all guests prior to entry into the site.

 

  • Breakfasts - we will be serving breakfasts at your tent, with the choice of menu and time.

 

  • Feasts - we will continue to offer our guests the weekly 'Noble' feast on Saturday nights. Due to the closure of our feast hall (see above) we will be moving our weekly feasts outdoors under canvas. Our monthly public 'Royal' medieval feasts have been put on hold for now. We hope to bring these back in July.

 

  • Activities - we will still offer our complementary activities - such as long-bow archery and basic sword & chivalry classes - in a modified format. The main change will be that the activities will be done by party / household. Crafts can be done privately at your tent. We will be offering craft kits for sale through our store and delivered to your tent.

 

  • Yard Games - our yard games - such as Kube (Viking chess), bocce ball, etc. - will be available to borrow and use by your party during your stay. 

  • Costumes - you will still have access to our popular medieval costumes that you can sign out for the weekend at check in. We will be limiting the costumes to those that can be easily washed after each use.

 

  • Store - we are moving our store on-line through the CampersApp (see below). This will allow guests to view and purchase items and have them delivered to their tent.

  • Visitors - we will not be allowing any unregistered visitors into the Encampment this year. This includes tours and drop-in visitors.

A note about several communal areas:

  • Feast Hall - our feast hall is temporarily closed, but the weekly feasts will continue outdoors (but under canvas)

 

  • Common toilet & Shower - we will be closing our outdoor pit toilet and the public outdoor shower until we are allowed to open these again for use.

  • Communal Camp Kitchen - this space is considered an outdoor space, but the use of our outdoor camp kitchen will be restricted to the use of the sink for washing dishes and the stove for boiling water - provided that guests show good judgment and proper social distancing with other parties. We will also close the common bulk water station, using instead single use water bottles (which goes against our environmental ethics and policies) until we are allowed to open this up again.