As we prepare to open the church building to public worship, we are taking every precaution to make our visitations as safe as possible. With that in mind, here are some things to keep in mind:
- You need to preregister in order to participate in the Sunday afternoon visitations.
- You can register as an individual, a couple, or a family/cohort.
- Each participant must complete the Health Self-Assessment Tool before being permitted to enter the church building. The tool is included in this post. Please do it in advance of arriving at the church. If you do not then you will have to do one at the door and that could affect the time available for your visitation.
- You are required to wear a mask for most of the visitation. You will be able to remove it to receive communion. You are welcome to bring your own mask. We have a supply of disposable masks available for those who don't.
- You will be asked to use hand sanitizer when arrive and before you leave.
- When you arrive for your visitation you will be waiting in a queue outside the building that is marked for appropriate physical distancing. Please respect the physical distancing.
- We are not permitted to have social gathering before or after the service. Please get into the queue just before your appointed time and plan to depart the property prompltly after your visitation has concluded.
- Upon entering the building you will be greeted and asked if you have completed the Health Self-Assessment. If you haven't then you will have do do so at that time. Once you are cleared then you will be directed to one of eight stations that have been marked out in the pews. These stations provide for appropriate physical distancing inside the church building.
- Communion will be brought to you in your station.
- At the end of the visitaion, stations will be dismissed one at a time.
COVID-19 Health Self-Assessment Tool (PDF version available for download at the very bottom of this post).
Anglican Parish of St. Luke, Red Deer
Church Visitation and Communion from Reserved Sacrament
Date: October 18, 2020
Parishioner’s Name: _________________________________________
Do you have any of the below symptoms:
• Fever (37.8 degrees or higher)
• Any new or worsening respiratory symptoms:
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Runny nose or sneezing
Nasal congestion/Stuffy Nose
Sore Throat/Painful Swallowing
• Any new symptoms including but not limited to:
Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea/Unexplained Loss of
Feeling Unwell/Fatigue/Severe Exhaustion
Loss of Sense of Smell or Taste
Conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye)
Altered Mental Status
1. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or have you had close contact with anyone showing symptoms who has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
2. Have you had close contact (fact-to-face contact within 2 metres/6 feet) with someone who is ill with a cough and/or fever in the last 14 days without the use of appropriate PPE?
3. Have you had close contact (face-to-face contact within 2 metres/6 feet) in the last 14 days with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19 without the use of appropriate PPE?
If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, you should not enter the church building and you should complete the Alberta Health Services online assessment tool to determine if you require testing. That tool is available at this link:
Note: If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat, you are legally required to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer.