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Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in BC and based on recommendations from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, masks are mandatory in church buildings effective November 1.

Specifically, as of November 1 masks must be worn inside the church building except by the following individuals:

a. Children under the age of 6
b. Anyone with a medical condition which prevents wearing a mask
c.  Staff members in their own office
d.  Anyone speaking, singing or playing an instrument during an event; during the event, unmasked individuals must be at least 2 meters away from other participants masked or unmasked; masks must be worn up to the start of the event and put back on at the end of the event
e.  Anyone eating or drinking; eating and drinking alone is encouraged but, if not possible, unmasked individuals must be at least 2 meters away from others