PROCESS FOR In-PERSON WORSHIP
As you may be aware, the Province of Ontario has mandated that "Places of Worship" must operate at 30% of the building's capacity. As a result, Refuge City will be offering two services on Sunday mornings that will allow its congregants to attend the "in-house" gatherings. You must register online prior to attending the service. Once the capacity has been reached for each service, you will not be able to register, therefore you are encouraged to register early.
During this first phase of our reopening, we are asking that our vulnerable population (those under 3 years old and those over 65 years) do not attend the in-person services.
What You Need to Know
To ensure your safety and the safety of others, the sanctuary has been reconfigured in order to optimize social distancing and access to certain areas of the church is limited. This includes the closure of the kitchen and the Multi-purpose hall being used as an exit from the building. Everyone entering the building will be asked to wear a face mask unless they are unable to do so due to medical reasons and each person will be screened using the Public Health Ontario Screening Questionnaire.
We encourage everyone to do their own self-assessment prior to leaving home as well. If you are feeling sick and/or showing signs of illnesses such as: respiratory symptoms (new cough, sore throat, fever, difficulty breathing), digestive issues (nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, stomach pain), physical ailment (fatigue, falling down more than usual, chills, headache), have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, and/or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay at home and seek medical advice.
Due to the time needed to complete the screening process for everyone, you are asked to arrive to service 30 minutes before the start time. Once you arrive at the building, a screener (this may be someone from the medical field and/or someone trained to complete the screening process) will complete symptoms analysis. All questions must be answered honestly in order to ensure the appropriate measures are put in place for everyone's safety.