WAIVER and Communicable Disease Prevention

Overview, Directives and Guidance

The safety of our members, staff, contractors, partners, and volunteers is our top priority, and as such, we will implement and follow all guidelines directed by industry standards, legal recommendations and public health authorities.

IGA members have a professional obligation to adhere to industry standards, legal recommendations and public health authorities as well and should understand their legal rights and responsibilities regarding the above.

Legal Liability - The Interpretive Guides Association Waiver

If you are taking a course or participating in a workshop, guided program, or event with the IGA, that takes place outdoors, you will be requested to complete a liability waiver. This is a requirement set out by our insurance underwriter as well as by the land managers we deal with. Copies of the waiver are provided below. Make sure you read it, understand it and are comfortable signing it before registering and paying for the IGA program you are interested in. Please read it carefully.

IGA Waiver

IGA Operations, Administration and Board Policy Related to Communicable Diseases

As of February 10, 2022, the IGA will no longer require proof of immunization, or a government-approved negative test, to participate in all in-person outdoor and indoor programs in Alberta. As of March 3, 2022, the IGA will no longer require masks, to participate in any in-person outdoor and indoor programs but masks are always recommended and should be worn if you are feeling ill or have any cold or flu symptoms.

Sanitation is key, please make sure to bring hand sanitizer with you to all outdoor programs and courses and wash your hands whenever possible.

We want to emphasize that our exposure to communicable diseases could increase while guiding because we work with people from all over the world. As a result, we recommend that all guides wear a mask when a 2-meter distance cannot be maintained between you and your clients.