Re-Opening November 1st!

The COVID-19 Committee has worked hard the last few months by gathering information and best practices for the safest way possible for CHWUC to reopen. We know other churches have already done this but we needed guidelines that would suit CHWUC. We believe we have done this and at the Board Meeting on September 16ththe plan was approved for an opening date of November 1st, 2020 at 10:30am.

It will be our opportunity to gather and celebrate our faith together again in person AND via live-stream online.

There will be protocols and guidelines to follow for those who wish to attend church service in person. Those can be found below:


WORSHIPPING TOGETHER IN THE BUILDING

THE WEARING OF NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL ACTIVITIES WITHIN COLE HARBOUR WOODSIDE UNITED CHURCH

DO NOT ATTEND WORSHIP IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING:

  • a fever
  • a new or changed chronic cough,
  • a sore throat that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • a runny nose that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • nasal congestion that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • shortness of breath that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • traveled or had contact with someone who travelled outside of the Atlantic region within the last 14 days
  • had unprotected close contact with individuals who have a confirmed or presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19

Process for a Service

  • People will call church office to reserve a seat and answer Covid questionnaire over the phone BEFORE 1:00 p.m. each Friday
  • Church secretary will create a Seating Chart for the service and
  • On day of service, all people will check in with greeter in the narthex
  • Attendees must line up with 6ft distancing as they enter and get checked in
  • Greeter will ask if anything has changed in relation to the Covid questionnaire.

                        If yes, they will be denied entry

  • People will enter the sanctuary, deposit any envelopes in the Offering Plate and go directly to their assigned seating
  • After service is over, attendees will exit via the emergency exit in the sanctuary

Sanctuary Usage (All service types – Funeral, Wedding, Worship, etc.)

  • All attendees must register with office that they wish to attend the service
  • Attendees will be assigned a seat number and they must sit in the seat assigned 
  • Attendance will be limited to 74 persons
  • Attendees must wear masks
  • Attendees will enter via the main front doors
  • All attendees must disinfect their hands before entering
  • All personal items must kept with and taken out by attendees
  • ONLY the washrooms in hallway by the nursery will be available
  • Nobody is to enter the main hall
  • There will be no singing by the congregation
  • After service, attendees will exit via the emergency exit.

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