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The re-opening of our church buildings for worship, ministry and community use will take place over a period of time and within the established guidelines as outlined by the Provincial House of Bishops in the document “Loving our Neighbours” letter.

Loving Our Neighbours: A Template for the Safe Reopening of Our Church Buildings The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

All directives of the Government of Ontario (and Quebec, where applicable) and local public health authorities must be followed at all times, including the following foundational pandemic hygiene guidance: washing hands often; staying home if feeling ill; practising physical distancing and where not possible, wearing a face covering. During all stages, public health directives and diocesan guidelines must be followed and rigorous deep cleaning and disinfecting must happen on a regular basis. Where discrepancies exist between local, provincial, diocesan guidelines and the template below, the more restrictive guideline should be followed.

AMBER STAGE Guidelines Version 1.0 for the safe reopening of our churches: