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St. Matthew's Revised Covid protocols

People with Masks

Proof of vaccination no longer required for in-person worship


We take your health and safety seriously and are proud to offer hybrid services for those looking to worship in-person or online. While we have been requiring proof of vaccination and pre-registration, we no longer feel this is the most useful way to continue. Going forward, masks and distancing are still required in the sanctuary, and we will still maintain good air flow with open windows and fans. We encourage you to get vaccinated (and boosted) when you are eligible and ask that you stay home if you or someone you have been in contact with are unwell.

When you arrive at St. Matt's

  • All worshippers must wear a mask when indoors apart from brief periods of unmasking by worship leaders. There will be masks available in the narthex.

  • We encourage people to try to maintain some social distancing in the sanctuary.

  • We are discontinuing checking for proof of vaccination.

  • We are discontinuing registration of people for purposes of contact tracing.

  • We encourage people who are feeling sick, or who have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID, to self-isolate.

After the Service

  • Exit with distance from others: After the service, please remember to practice physical distancing, and remain 2 metres from others as you leave the sanctuary.

  • Access washrooms as needed: The washroom next to the parlour is open, as are the washrooms on the lower level at the bottom of the stairs by the office.

  • Refrain from socializing: Please do not socialize in the church building. At this time, we will need to smile at friends and wave or talk at a distance until we are outside the church building.

Although our Sunday in-person experience feels different than what we are all used to, we must all follow the guidance of Toronto Public Health to protect the health and safety of all those attending. We look forward to worshiping together with you in whatever way you feel comfortable.

Online Worship

We will continue to offer online worship through the St. Matt's Facebook page, either through recorded videos after the service or live-streaming Sunday mornings.
Please do not enter the church if you have any of the following: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, not feeling well in any way.

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