A Message from Your Back to Church Team
Join Us for In-Person Worship: Please wear a blue medical mask and bring a bottle of water (the summer is warm). As previously, we will be keeping track of who is attending worship for contact tracing, screening at the door, and asking you to use hand sanitizer. You will be asked to choose a seat with green tape on the back of the pew and you may sit with those in your bubble. We ask that you visit outdoors and remain in your pew once entering the church.
Silver Spire Vaccination Policy: On September 22 the provincial government requires proof of vaccination (vaccine passport) for many activities. Religious services are exempt from the passport so Sunday worship, Morning Prayer and funerals do not require participants to show proof of vaccination. We will continue masking, practicing social distancing, COVID screening and contact tracing. There is no cap on numbers attending as long as social distancing is followed.
Any in-person team meetings, ministries, programs or activities will require proof of vaccination. Church volunteers will be asked to register their vaccine status with one of the ministers or the church office. People will need to show the slips they received at the time of their shot, until the government comes up with its QR code. Information will be kept confidentially on file at the office so that proof only needs to be shown once.
All rental groups, meetings, and events will need to show proof of vaccination. The meeting and rental guidelines post-COVID will be revised to include this information as well as contact tracing procedures and sent to all our current and future renters. It will be the renter’s responsibility to make sure these protocols are followed.
With the number of visitors to the church building increasing, there will be a sign-in binder on the table by the office where visitors can sign in and out and leave their contact tracing information. The back office door will be unlocked from 9 am to 1 pm daily.
If you have any questions about our following the government vaccination guidelines, please speak to our ministers or our Back to Church team.