Taves Family Farms Covid-19 Protocol

In keeping with government rules regarding Covid-19 restrictions, specifically social distancing, occupancy and sanitization protocol, Taves Family Farms has modified our offerings and implemented a number of new policies and procedures to keep both our guests and staff safe during this pandemic.

Taves Estate Cidery Guests:
Parking is free in our upper parking lot and we have several spaces reserved for those who have pre-booked tastings.  You may also park on the road. Please remember to maintain social distancing as you line up to enter the tasting barn and wear a mask when you are in the building itself. You will be asked to fill out a covid waiver and complete a contact tracing form to enter the tasting barn and stay in the picnic area.

All staff must complete a questionnaire before each shift, ensuring they are free from Covid-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with someone who has the corona virus. Staff will wear masks in all situations where social distancing can not be maintained. Staff are also required to wash their hands, for a minimum of 20 seconds, and to sanitize their areas frequently. Staff working at the tills and ticket booths will serve guests from behind a plexiglass shield and wear a shield, as needed, when social distancing can not be maintained.

Social distancing:
Signs have been strategically placed throughout the farm encouraging all guests to maintain social distancing. Line-ups for entrance to the Cidery will encourage guests to maintain a distance of 2 meters. which will also be reinforced by floor markers.

Masks must be worn inside of the cidery and washroom facility. You may bring your own mask or purchase one for $1.00 at our ticket booth or country store.

CIdery Picnic area:
The tables in the picnic areas will be spaced for social distancing and only 6 people per table are allowed to sit together. The tables will be wiped down by staff after guest use. Guests are encouraged to clean up after themselves. A sanitization spray will be available to guests if they wish to self-clean their areas as well if they wish. A handwash sink with soap and paper towel is also available in the picnic area.

Food Service:
Staff in food service areas are required to frequently wash their hands and wear face shields while preparing foods and serving guests. Communal space is sanitized regularly.

The number of stalls available for use will be reduced in keeping with Covid-19 rules and social distancing. The washroom area will be cleaned and sanitized regularly as needed. Please wear a mask while inside the washroom and maintain social distancing.