“We appreciate the on-going efforts to maintain standards for the continued health and safety of those in our constituent churches. The current provincial health officer’s guidelines state that there are no restrictions to in-house or outside worship gatherings. However, it is clear that gatherings involving multiple people increases the risk of COVID-19 infections, especially for those more vulnerable. Unfortunately, even with immunizations, the presence of virus variants continue to pose a health risk for both the unvaccinated and vaccinated. Since the health and safety of all constituent members is a top priority, the British Columbia Conference Administration has voted to HIGHLY RECOMMEND the use of masks during indoor worship services.
The BC CDC has also provided optional information on additional measures for holding low-risk in-person worship services: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/faith-based-spiritual-and-worship-practices”
BC Conference Administration