Updated: October 11, 2021

A downloadable pdf. of these protocols is available at the bottom of the page.

All community user groups must submit a safety plan to the parish at least TEN days before activity, and are expected to re-submit an updated safety plan as the provincial health orders change. Safety plans will address vaccination requirements, distancing, personal hygiene measures and facility sanitizing measures and must comply with the following:

  1. Hygiene protocols must be communicated to participants and ensured by organizer.
  2. The organizer is responsible for ensuring that all participants using parish buildings are vaccinated and is responsible for obtaining proof of vaccination, with the following exceptions (as per Item L of the September 10 Provincial Health Order on Gatherings and Events):
    • the distribution of food or other supplies to people in need
    • health or social services provided to people in need
    • rehabilitation or exercise therapy programs
    • health care related events, including immunization clinics, testing centres and blood donation clinics
    • drug and alcohol support group meetings
    • before or after school programs for students of public or independent schools
  3. The organizer will ensure that the number of participants does not exceed 50% of the capacity of the space they are using.
  4. Participants should be instructed to administer their own wellness check and stay home if feeling unwell.
  5. If possible, the entrance and exit doors should be different.
  6. The organizer will provide hand sanitizer or direct participants to the nearest washing station. Upon entry, all participants must sanitize or wash their hands.
  7. The organizer should assign a participant to be a “safety monitor” to ensure compliance with all facility protocols.
  8. Respectful distancing must be maintained. 
  9. Masks are strongly recommended to be worn indoors at this time (other than exceptions for medical or accessiblity reasons).
  10. Washroom use must be consistent with parish protocol, as follows: the group must maintain one person per use and must sanitize washroom after each use.
  11. Users must sanitize common surfaces before and after gathering, and other necessary cleaning must be done before leaving.
  12. If there is more than one user group in the facility at the same time, it must be ensured that there is no cross contact between groups.
  13. There will be NO use of facility kitchens permitted for any reason.
  14. Participants may bring their own beverages or snacks. There must be NO sharing of food or beverages. There must be NO preparation of food or beverages (including tea, coffee, cookies, etc.).