Our Response to COVID-19

Breakaway Vacations’ Response to COVID-19

Strata Updates:

September 15:

The Qualicum Landing Pool is now closed for the winter.

The Clubhouse Amenities are now open for use.


  • a table will be set at entrance to the Clubhouse for sign in to the Gym
  • one hour time slots for the room (one guest or a family “bubble”)
  • users are responsible for cleaning the equipment after use

Pool Table Room

  • a table will be set at entrance to the Clubhouse for sign in to this room.
  • One hour time slots for the room (one guest or a family “bubble”)  users are responsible for cleaning the equipment after use

July 10:

  • The Pool at Qualicum Landing is Open July 16-September 15, 2021
    • Pool hours are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
    • Sign up – only one slot (1 hour) per day (booking is to be done outside of the Club House entrance). We encourage you to sign up the day before.
    • You may sign up for a second slot on the day of the planned usage if a time is available.
    • We would like, if possible, for you to bring your own deck chairs. 4 chairs, a table and umbrella will be available.
    • Maximum of one family, or one “bubble”, (maximum 10 individuals) in the pool area per time slot.
    • Users are responsible for disinfecting their own touch points on the table, the provided four chairs, and the pool hand railings before leaving (supplies are provided on the table).
    • The last booking of the day is responsible to put on the hot tub covers and to wind down the umbrella.
    • The pools, deck, chairs and table will be professionally cleaned each morning.
    • This is an Honour System – if the established protocols are not followed, Island Health can ask us to close the pool facility.
    • Use the pools at your own risk.
    • Provincial Guidelines (distancing and hygiene) must be followed.
    • If you are sick or have been in personal contact with a person who is sick with COVID-19, please do not use the facilities.  Please keep space between unrelated family/guests bubbles.
    • Please note that the hot tubs will be closed until further notice.
    • The clubhouse remains closed pending further procedural review by Council.

Breakaway Updates:

July 28, 2020:

The new order by the BC Government limits the number of people in rental properties. Since our units sleep anywhere from 6-8 people and our policies do not exceed that number, reservations are not affected. However, there is a limitation on guests visiting a unit (outside the reservation group) to five people. This means if you have a reservation for seven people at a unit, you are limited to five visiting day-guests for a total of 12 people at your unit at once. This must be strictly adhered to for everyone’s safety or you will be asked to vacate the unit without refund.


Please also be advised that The BC Government is also requiring us to have a complete list of names of every one staying in a unit, along with their telephone number and email.

What we are doing:

Our number one focus at the moment is keeping our guests feel safe, secure and comfortable. We have been working twice as hard to ensure our disinfecting policies are met. The pool is currently closed. We will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information on our policies as this continues.


Staff Cleaning Procedures:

We have come up with guidelines for our cleaning staff:

  • Wear protective gear while cleaning
    • Disposable gloves and masks
  • Ventilating rooms before each clean
  • Washing hands thoroughly before and after each clean
  • Clean, then disinfect
    • We are using soap/detergent to remove dirt, grease, dust and germs then spraying surface with disinfectant
  • Avoiding touching our face while cleaning
  • Using the right disinfectant
    • Our disinfectants kill viruses, fungicides and bacteria.
  • Cleaning sofas, rugs, curtains and soft surfaces as well
  • Cleaning and disinfecting laundry baskets and hampers
  • Emptying the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning
    • Wiping down vacuum cleaner as well
  • Disposing and washing of used cleaning supplies


Any cleaning members who exhibit even minor cold symptoms, such as runny nose, cough or sore throat, are being asked not to come to work and to self-isolate and maintain social distancing practices.

In case of symptoms:

To protect yourself and others, we please ask you to refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. This is to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. If you are unsure if you should visit, please asses yourself and take into consideration this symptoms chart from the World Health Organization:

We wish you the best of health and wellness to you and your families! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at breakaway@lloydstravel.com.

See the latest updates and how we are responding to COVID-19here.