In March of this year St. Andrew’s Parish Council met and agreed to a set of Covid 19 guidelines specific to our parish. Those guidelines were posted to our website and Facebook page and were distributed by email to parishioners as well as published in our Sunday bulletin.

In July, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province would remove all remaining Covid-19 restrictions effective July 6, 2022.

Our Parish Council met for the first time since that announcement, on Wednesday, September 21. Our guidelines as distributed in March were reviewed and updated as follows:

With no restrictions on gathering limits, St. Andrew’s has removed all physical distancing barriers but asks that we continue to respect those who choose to distance from others.

Although face masks are encouraged and appreciated, the continued use of face masks is optional. We ask all to respect the choices of your fellow parishioners and continue to weigh and manage personal risk factors and the comfort of those around you.

Although isolation for individuals is no longer mandatory, we strongly recommend that anyone testing positive for Covid 19 or who has symptoms such as cough, sore throat or fever isolate until feeling better.

Hand sanitizer will continue to be available and no changes will be made to our current practices with respect to sharing the Peace, Communion, Offerings and the distribution of books and bulletins.

The guidelines will apply to all physical spaces within our building including the church hall. Individual groups who use our hall will be responsible for implementing guidelines set out by their respective organizations.

We wish to extend our deepest gratitude for your continued patience, support and understanding.