COVID-19 safety plan

Revision date:  December 3, 2020

Measures we’re taking


How we’re ensuring workers know how to keep themselves safe from exposure to COVID-19

         Employees must submit an online Covid-19 Screening Form each day prior to entering the Workplace. Essential Volunteers will be screened each day they enter the workplace to volunteer. Employees and Essential Volunteers who fail the screening must remain home and not enter the workplace.


How we’re screening for COVID-19

         Employees and Essential Volunteers will be asked about symptoms and travel as directed by the Ministry of Health and Peterborough Public Health via online form or on site prior to entering the workplace.


How we’re controlling the risk of transmission in our workplace

Physical distancing and separation

         All employees, essential volunteers, members and visitors are required to be distanced by a minimum of 2 meters where possible. Chairs in the sanctuary have been measured to follow this rule. The stage is off limits to the public and only those leading by speaking or singing while physically distanced are permitted to remove their mask for the duration of the time they are leading.

Cleaning

         All high contact surfaces are cleaned following or during each program/service, whichever is deemed more essential.

Masks

Masks must always be worn by everyone while inside the building. Only those who are actively leading the service in an area not available to the public (stage) or have a medical exemption do not have to wear a mask as per the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines.

What we will do if there is a potential case, or suspected exposure to, COVID-19 at our workplace

         If there is a reasonably suspected potential case or exposure to Covid-19, staff, board and all people who were in close contact with the individual will be contacted and notified. If there is a Covid-19 positive case, employees, church board, volunteers, members and visitors will be contacted and notified, programs will be suspended indefinitely, and the facility will be thoroughly sanitized.


How we’re managing any new risks caused by the changes made to the way we operate our business

         Before implementing new procedures, risks are assessed by the staff to eliminate and manage as needed to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, members, and visitors. Should any new risks arise, they will be discussed seriously as soon as possible to come to a safe and satisfactory resolution.


How we’re making sure our plan is working

         Staff meet weekly to discuss the effectiveness and efficiency of our Covid-19 Safety Plan to ensure information, procedures, policies, and communication lines are up to date and functioning to protect the staff, volunteers, members, and visitors.