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Climbing & COVID-19

SAS would like to take this opportunity to encourage climbers to protect each other and our wider communities by bearing the following in mind:
TravelWhether it’s visiting Squamish or heading elsewhere for warmer and drier weather, travelling risks spreading the virus on your journey, to your destination and back to your own community upon your return. Please carefully consider the risk to yourself and others before travelling for non-essential reasons, such as climbing, and respect any measures regarding quarantines if you are coming home from a trip.
Bishop deals with an influx of climbers

Hygiene

It is currently unclear how long rock remains contaminated by the virus so please assume the worst. Wash or sanitize your hands before, after and during your time at the crag.
BBC News: How Long Does COVID-19 Last on Surfaces? 

Social Distancing 

Everyone’s new favourite phrase. Please avoid adding to the crowd if you show up to a crag that’s starting to get busy. If you decide to climb, please consider climbing only with partners, roommates, coworkers or close friends to reduce the amount of people you are in close proximity to.

Climb Safe

With hospitals about to be over capacity caring for the sick it is worth dialing things back to avoid adding any extra strain. Make conservative choices and be diligent while checking your systems.

For up to date information from the experts please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control
And the WHO website which is updated with new information from experts around the world.

Be Safe and do what’s necessary to flatten the curve.

Squamish Access Society.

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