Beacon Unitarian Church Communicable Disease Plan

Beacon is a covenantal community.
We live by our promises to one another.
Ours is a culture of consent.

Because many in our congregation are in a higher risk group, we are applying a higher level of care in Beacon’s Communicable Disease Plan.  We will be cooperating with local and provincial health authorities and will implement additional prevention measures as required by a medical health officer or the provincial health officer to deal with communicable diseases in our workplace or region, should those be necessary.

COVID Protocols as of September 7, 2022


  • Masks are required for the Sunday service unless a special arrangement is made with the minister.  Please bring a mask from home, to save on mask costs for Beacon.
  • We will not require vaccine passports at the door, however we ask that only vaccinated people attend the Sunday service in person, and we ask that unvaccinated people participate online.
  • Masks are mandatory at the Sunday service at this time (exceptions must be approved by the Minister) for those 5 years old and up. Singing is allowed with masks.
  • If you are sick or experiencing covid-like symptoms (including fever, cough, shortness of breath or acute fatigue, please join us from home rather than coming to Sapperton Hall, or any in-person meetings, in person.
  • Adults (and children age 5 and over) who are vaccinated are welcome to attend in-person Sunday Services and other church events at Sapperton Hall. (Sunday services and many other church events are available online for participation from home).
  • Unvaccinated children age 5 and under may attend church events with their vaccinated parents or guardians.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please attend remotely via our Zoom link for Sunday services and the applicable Zoom links for other church activities and meetings.
  • Doors will be open for ventilation as much as possible. (If it’s chilly outside, keep your coat handy!)
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • Disinfectant spray and paper towels will be provided at Sapperton Hall, including the washrooms. Please use these supplies to disinfect commonly-touched surfaces before you handle them.
  • During Sunday coffee hour at Sapperton Hall, downstairs, masks may be removed while eating or drinking.