A COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO SLOW THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS

Jusqu’à nouvel ordre, Héritage Saint-Bernard et la Ville de Châteauguay demandent la collaboration des visiteurs afin de respecter les employés en fonction ainsi que les consignes émises par les autorités de la santé publique :

  • Wearing a mask is recommended outdoors for groups of people who do not reside at the same address, unless they are one meter away.
  • It is also recommended for members of the same family unit at all times.
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted based on government guidelines.
  • Respect du nombre de personnes admises à l’intérieur des bâtiments.
  • Port du masque obligatoire dans les bâtiments et dans les files d’attentes extérieures.
  • Distance of 1 meter between family units.

Les sentiers de randonnée demeurent accessibles, tant au centre écologique Fernand-Seguin que sur l’île Saint-Bernard (tertre de l’île et refuge faunique Marguerite-D’Youville). Le principe du « premier arrivé, premier entré » s’applique à tous pour l’accès aux sites. Il se peut que l’accès vous soit malheureusement refusé si le stationnement est complet. Un conseil : arrivez tôt pour en profiter, privilégiez les visites en semaine et favorisez le transport actif.

On Île Saint-Bernard, the Pavillon de l’île is open to provide access to the wildlife sanctuary and bathrooms (only a limited number of people will be allowed at one time). Café de l’île is also open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for take out orders.

At centre écologique Fernand-Seguin, the reception chalet is open to access the toilets.

Visitors have to respect the new rules at all times. If the rules are not respected, staff are authorized to intervene to enforce them. If the offender does not cooperate, this person will be asked to leave the premises. If necessary, staff will contact the local authorities to report the situation and follow their recommendations.

En plus du masque, les gens sont invités à avoir leur propre gel hydroalcoolique et leur bouteille d’eau, puisque les fontaines d’eau ne sont pas accessibles.

Vaccination passport

In accordance with government requirements for the vaccination passport, here is the state of play at the sites managed by Héritage Saint-Bernard.

Reception buildings

The vaccination passport is not required for people passing through the Pavillon de l'île and the Ecological Center chalet.

Café de l'île

The vaccination passport is not required for take-out orders to Café de l'Ile.

However, people who consume food and drink indoors must show their vaccination passport.

Hiking and picnics

The vaccination passport is not required for hiking and for outdoor picnics.

MEASURES DURING THE PANDEMIC

  • ÎLE SAINT-BERNARD (REFUGE FAUNIQUE)
  • CENTRE ÉCOLOGIQUE FERNAND-SEGUIN
  • Wearing a mask is recommended outdoors for groups of people who do not reside at the same address, unless they are two meters away.
  • It is also recommended for members of the same family unit at all times.
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted based on government guidelines.
  • On the Tertre, access to the mill, stairs and the cave are not allowed.
  • During the season, picnics on blankets are allowed and furniture is available to visitors.
  • In summer, the ramp for non-motorized watercraft is no longer available on Île Saint-Bernard. Boaters can use the city of Châteauguay boat ramps found at the nautical centre, on Higgins road and on Salaberry Nord boulevard (La Sauvagine bridge).
  • A limited number of people will also be allowed to enter the Pavillon de l’île at once, dor order at the Café de l'île, to gain access to the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife sanctuary and bathrooms.
  • The Pavillon de l'île is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Café de lîle is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for take out orders.
  • Rates are in effect for trail access at the Marguerite D’Youville wildlife sanctuary. Contactless card payments are recommended.
  • Sites are patrolled continuously to ensure all visitors respect rules.
  • Changes have been made to some trail sections. One-ways were created to help physical distancing and narrow areas have been closed. Users will be informed of changes once they get to the site and must respect the new indications.
  • For any information about activities at Manoir D’Youville (hotel) and Bistro La Traite: manoirdyouville.ca / 450 692-8291.
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in outdoor queues and in closed places for people aged 10 and over. Visitors are also invited to have their own hydroalcoholic gel and water bottle, since the water fountains are not accessible.
  • The CEFS chalet is now fully accessible to the public, with no restriction for the maximum number of people (other than the maximum capacity authorized by public security).
  • Adequate face coverings and hand washing are always required to gain access to the chalet.
  • A distance of 1 m must be respected between members of the same family unit.
  • Visitors have access to the tables in the great room and to the armchairs in the foyer area. Visitors can remove their masks when they are seated.
  • The fountains, sink, eco-cups, fridge, microwave, lockers and showers are once again accessible to visitors.
  • The Croque-livre in the Châteauguay library has been put back into service and has been restocked.
  • Outside: One way is still in effect on the first part of trail 2. The other trails are two way.

HIKERS' CODE OF CONDUCT

HYGIENE MEASURES

Wearing a mask is mandatory in outdoor queues and in closed places for people aged 10 and over. Visitors are also invited to have their own hydroalcoholic gel and water bottle, since the water fountains are not accessible.

OTHER PEOPLE AND NATURE

Even in times of a pandemic, going off-trail is strictly prohibited.

Stay home if you or your family members have symptoms.

SIGNS AND NOTICES


Respect closed areas and one-way streets.

Avoid traveling between regions.

DISTANCING MEASURES

Outdoor gatherings are permitted based on government guidelines.

HYGIENE MEASURES

You must be aware of the following essential elements and measures when visiting Île Saint-Bernard or the centre écologique Fernand-Seguin.

Wearing a mask is mandatory and it is recommended to have your own hydroalcoholic gel.

Wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your elbow, avoid touching your face. Avoid touching furniture and infrastructure; if necessary, disinfect your hands.

Q&A

Our team is taking the situation seriously to protect the health of visitors and employees and thus avoid the risk of the virus spreading. Hygiene, cleaning and disinfection measures comply with the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health. The spaces have been rearranged, the outdoor furniture has been removed or replaced, areas that are too small have been closed and access to the site has been restricted in order to respect the distance. We make sure that customers and employees adhere to hygiene measures and respiratory etiquette. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting interior spaces.

Au CENTRE ÉCOLOGIQUE FERNAND-SEGUIN, le chalet d’accueil est ouvert de 10h à 16h. Un nombre limité de personnes est admis à l’intérieur. Les toilettes sont accessibles durant les heures d’ouverture.

On L'ÎLE SAINT-BERNARD, the Pavillon the l'île is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Les toilettes sont accessibles durant les heures d’ouverture. Le Café de l’île offre son menu pour emporter. Des toilettes extérieures sont aussi à la disposition des randonneurs.

The municipal park of Île Saint-Bernard, also call the tertre (knoll), is now open to the public. However, to respect distancing measures and prevent gatherings, some measures were taken: the mill is closed along with access to the stairs and the grotto.

Plusieurs activités ont dû être annulées afin de permettre l’accès aux sites naturels et la réouverture des sentiers de randonnée. Ainsi, les belvédères et le jardin ne sont pas accessibles. Les sentiers ont été réaménagés afin de respecter le plus possible le 1 mètre de distanciation. Le Café de l’île offre des repas pour emporter ou pour pique-niquer à l’extérieur (en saison).

Since access to the parking lot at Île Saint-Bernard is limited, the parking spaces are reserved for visitors to Île Saint-Bernard only (hikers, clients, etc.). People who meet at the island to go for a bike ride in the area or to run in a group are asked to park somewhere else. This measure was already in place before the pandemic and will remain so after.

The ramp for non-motorized watercraft is no longer available on Île Saint-Bernard. Boaters can use the city of Châteauguay boat ramps found at the nautical centre, on Higgins road and on Salaberry Nord boulevard (La Sauvagine bridge).

Le principe du « premier arrivé, premier entré » s’applique à tous pour l’accès au site. Il se peut que l’accès vous soit malheureusement refusé si le stationnement est complet. Un conseil : arrivez tôt pour en profiter, privilégiez les visites en semaine et favorisez le transport actif.

Le port du masque est recommandé pour tous et obligatoire pour les personnes de 10 ans et plus. Les gens sont également invités à avoir leur propre gel hydroalcoolique et leur bouteille d’eau, puisque nous ne vendons pas de bouteille d’eau. Des masques et bouteilles de gel désinfectant sont en vente au comptoir de tarification, au Pavillon de l’île.

Il est possible d’apporter une couverture pour pique-niquer avec les membres de votre propre unité familiale, ou d’utiliser le mobilier extérieur. Compte tenu des mesures exceptionnelles mises en place pour éviter les rassemblements et maintenir la distanciation, il est demandé de prévoir de courtes visites sur l’île Saint-Bernard afin de permettre aux autres usagers de profiter à leur tour de la nature.

We will ensure that measures implemented are respected. If you see that this is not the case, please mention it to a staff member. We have received clear instructions and our protocols allow us to act quickly.

For reasons of privacy, we cannot divulge this information. However, rest assured that all measures will be taken to ensure the regular cleaning and disinfection of spaces. Furthermore, these measures are in place at all times to keep everyone safe.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team : info@heritagestbernard.qc.ca

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