Guidelines for Attending Worship

Starting Sunday, October 4, 2020


By your attendance you are confirming that you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms, that in the past 14 days you have not been out of the county, and that you have not been in close contact with anyone who may have Covid-19. A record of your attendance will be kept.

Seating is on a first come first serve basis. Seating can be reserved but must be claimed by 10:20 a.m. Email or phone the church 905-846-6657 to reserve seating.

Non-medical face masks must be worn from the time you enter the church until you leave. There are exceptions for children 2 years of age and younger, and for those for whom wearing a mask is problematic.

Hands must be sanitized on entering and on leaving the church.

Except for members of the same family, physical distancing (2 metres) must be observed. Please wait in line until an usher/elder can direct you to a seat. An Elder/Usher will direct attendees to exit starting at the back of the sanctuary.

Offering plates will be placed on the counter in the entry.

When there is communion, individual communion cups (capped) and single servings of bread can be picked up from the counter before entering the sanctuary. If you wish, you can bring your own communion elements.

Children should be encouraged to attend. The service will be child friendly. There will not be a Sunday School program but the service will be shorter. Choice of hymns and sermon content will have children in mind.

Only the upstairs will be used except possibly the lower door on exiting. Entry will be through the upper door only.

There will be no refreshments following the service. Socializing can take place outside the building providing physical distancing is respected.

Exiting the sanctuary will be from the back to the front, in a single file directed by an Elder/Usher.

Health professionals are in agreement, that physical distancing and wearing masks is very effective in preventing the transmission of the Covid-19 virus.


Prepared by the Session

Heart Lake Community Presbyterian Church  

September 9, 2020

(Subject to revision)



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