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.
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.
The Diocese of Ontario will adjust the guidelines for our churches and organizations effective
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
• The Updated Diocese of Ontario COVID-19 Guidelines (effective Sept 24, 2021)
• The Updated Diocese of Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (effective Sept 24, 2021)
Please refer to additional video resources and forms for parish use
at the bottom of this page.
In this new video, Bishop Michael welcomes The Diocese of Ontario Back to Church for the AMBER PHASE of Parish ReOpening.
The following video provided by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto offers a comprehensive overview of COVID-19 safety requirements for our parishes upon reopening for public worship.