A Message from the Back To Church Team:
Back to Church Team Update: As Ontario eases the restrictions and allows for more openings we need to remember to be vigilant in observing the COVID protocols. Safety must be first in all we do.
Visitors to the church are encouraged to have an appointment before arriving at the church.
We can now hold meetings in person or via Zoom.
After March 1st we will be able to sing in church again and have a larger choir leading us in worship.
Long and short term rentals can resume.
There can be a maximum of 10 people at a table for meetings and gatherings.
Indoor social gatherings and indoor organized public events can have 50 people present as long as they can be 2 meters apart.
All protocols listed below must be followed by everyone.
We must use hand sanitizer, stay 6 feet apart, wear 3-ply medical masks that cover our noses and mouths and sit with the green tape at our back. Make sure the green tape is behind you, not beside you or further down the pew. The green tape makes sure we are 6 feet apart.
Even though we assume that people are fully vaccinated, and/or boostered, it is easy to let down our guard. For worship, people do not need to show proof of vaccination to attend. And even though people are vaccinated they can carry the virus to others or become ill themselves.
Proof of vaccination is required for all other events, activities, meetings, etc. that take place in our church building. We also still need to keep track of who is in the building and for what purpose. The lists will still be stored in the church office in case contact tracing is required.
Thank you all for adhering to these protocols at Silver Spire. Please reach out to one of the team members if you have suggestions, questions or concerns. The team members are: Shirley Scott (chair), Rev. Jane, Rev. Karen, David and Kathy Reid, Anne Scott and Mary Kowalchuk.