Rocky Mountaineer following health experts’ guidelines during pandemic

The railtour company normally begins its tourist season in April, with daily stops in Kamloops

The COVID-19 pandemic is gradually having an impact on more and more industries.

One that is sure to be heavily hit over the coming weeks and months is the tourism industry and Rocky Mountaineer Railtours is taking the pandemic and its effects seriously.

article continues below

“To protect the health and safety of our guests and team, we are monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19 closely and will continue to follow guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada,“ company communications manager Tara Narain told KTW via email.

“Following the updates from the Canadian government, our team is working through what these changes will mean for our upcoming travel season,” Narain said. ““We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and will share more information as it becomes available.”

Rocky Mountaineer has a rail yard in Kamloops and, during its season, which normally begins in April, its trains stop in the city daily, dispersing hundreds of guests who stay overnight in hotels.

Canadians are currently being urged to avoid travel and exercise social distancing (staying at least two metres/6.5 feet) from one another during the pandemic. The provincial government has banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

© Kamloops This Week

 


KTW Daily News Alerts
KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

How would you rank the provincial government’s response thus far to the COVID-19 pandemic?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

It’s time. Support your local media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.