Here at St. Andrew's we are a family of followers of Christ, who learn and share the Good News of Salvation, making disciples of Jesus Christ.
St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Kamloops
Recommended precautionary directives for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
UPDATE: June 1, 2021
On May 26, 2021, the British Columbia Ministry of Health issued a new “Variance of the Gatherings and Events Order” which permits the resumption of indoor worship services.
Under the new Variance St Andrew’s is permitted to have a maximum of fifty (50) people present at a worship service. The Variance limits us to a maximum of five (5) musicians playing at a worship service. Our pew seating will accommodate twenty (20) individual social distanced seating locations (which can be shared by a couple) in alternate pews identified by Green Tape on the floor. Do not use pews marked with Red Tape. We will continue to live-stream broadcast the service over YouTube and into the education wing.
According to the Variance (even if you have received two vaccine doses) masks must be worn at all times within the building with the exceptions of musicians singing and readings during worship. Participants are encouraged to wear their mask throughout the service. Hand sanitizer is readily available for those who wish to use it.
Participants attending a worship service are asked to not gather or socially engage with others before, during or after the worship service.
Do not enter the church if you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms.
Participants desiring to enter the building are required to conduct a personal health check (posted at church or www.worksafe.bc.com under Covid-19 resources, health-checks). The requirements of the Variance are also described in our church’s WorkSafe BC procedure which details our in-house procedures.
All participants (visitors must include a phone number) must register on the “contact tracing” sheet located at the entrance.
It is our prayer that restrictions will continue to be relaxed so that we can again come together safely to worship in unity as the Body of Christ and resume our fellowship in the sharing of our corporate celebration of Holy Communion.
These directives are not only for your protection, but also for the protection of family and friends whom you will encounter during and when leaving this fellowship.
It is also imperative to note that some in our church community (as well as visitors) may not have received any vaccines making them potential carriers and at risk of contracting the virus. Therefore, we still need to exercise proper diligence for the safety of all, remembering that in being proactive we are better prepared for the actual.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please refer to this site for further information; https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19
We pray that the Lord will keep everyone in good health and that He will provide a speedy end to this crisis.