2020-10-25 Broadway Watch Service

Sunday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m.

We are excitedly looking forward to our second Watch Service in our Broadway Church gymnasium.  If you would like to participate you must reserve a spot.  Reservations are capped at 50 individuals and will remain open until Saturday, October 24th at 5:00p.m. or until the spots are filled. 

Attached below, are a set of protocols developed by our Covid Guide Team in accordance with the requirements indicated by the BC Health Authority.  These protocols will be strictly adhered to for everyone's mutual comfort and safety.  Please familiarize yourself with them and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the church office. 

If you would prefer to watch the service from your own homes, it will also be available as always, here on our website.  

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  1. Reserve your spot
    All participants (including staff, volunteers and congregation) will be required to sign up weekly
    using the  Eventbrite link that is provided above;  in order to reserve your spot at the Watch Service each week.
    a.  Sign up will open in the days before the Sunday Service and will close at 5:00 PM
    Saturday before the Watch Service.
    b.  Before each event, all participants (Staff, volunteers and congregation) will be required
    to complete a health self-assessment at BC Thrive Health Assessment. 

  2. The reservation will be sent to the COVID Guide – your name and contact information for the
    event will be collected and matched when you arrive at the Watch Service. The information is
    critical for the Provincially Mandated contact tracing. As well, everyone will be asked about the
    completion of the self-assessment.

  3.  Reservations are capped at 50 individuals (this number includes Staff, volunteers and
    congregation as well).

  4. ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN  
    1. Arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of the Watch Service you are attending. The
    doors will only open and check-in for the event will only start 10 minutes prior to the start of the
    service.
    2. Please arrive in the North side gravel parking lot. You may wait in your car or line-up under the
    shelter on the indicated lines (2-m apart).
    3. Check in with a volunteer. The volunteer will check your name against the reservation and will
    ask about your completion of the health assessment. If all is fine, then you will don your mask
    (if you do not have one, a mask will be provided), sanitize your hands and be directed into the
    building. 

  5. DURING THE WATCH SERVICE
    You are required to wear a mask at all times that you are standing or moving about the building.
    You may remove your mask when you are sitting in the pre-placed chairs. Clear guidance will be
    provided by the Leaders.  
    • Only 2 people will be allowed to be in the washroom at any given time. 
    • Only the gym area and immediate washrooms will be utilized.
    • At this time, NO food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own beverage in a closed container.
    • Use sanitizer for keeping your hands clean and particularly when /if you are in contact with a common surface (for example, door handles).
    • All participants must remain physically distanced from one another by at least 2-metres and take particular care when transitioning between areas.
  • A special word about Congregational Singing. Worship through singing is a wonderful and important part of our services. This is also recognized by the Public Health Authorities who have issued special guidance on the subject. Singing does has some higher risks, as singing produces more droplets that can be in the air longer and therefore we are taking some special precautions at this time:
    • We are asking everyone to wear a mask for any singing that you participate in during the
      worship service. The Leader will also direct you to put on a mask before singing. 
    • Be especially aware to maintain your physical distance. 
    •  We want everyone to enjoy the worship time, however if you are not comfortable singing,
      then please feel free to contribute to this part of the service through clapping along with the
      music, humming or silent worship.
  • DISMISSAL
    1. Dismissal from the Watch Service will be directed by the Leader/Volunteers.
    2. You will exit from the gym using the South facing door (this door exits onto Maple Ave)