Updated December 6, 2021
St. George’s on-the-Hill, Toronto
In order to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination policies of both the Diocese of Toronto and Kingsway College School, effective immediately, anyone (over the age of 12) wishing to come on site at 4600 Dundas Street West, must provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Vaccinations must have been fully completed at least 14 days prior to the date of their visit. The vaccinations received and the vaccination schedule received must be Health Canada approved.
Exemption – Sunday Worship
In keeping with Diocese policy, Sunday morning worship will be exempt from this vaccination policy. Our 8:30am and 10:30am services on Sundays are open to all. At all other times, proof of vaccination will be required to enter the property, attend all other services (including Church by Candlelight) or participate in events/activities at the church.
Vaccination Proof Procedure
Parishioners, volunteers, and staff are asked to provide one-time proof of vaccination to Janet Kincaid, People’s Warden or Tony Brathwaite, Rector’s Warden either in person on Sunday mornings, by a Zoom meeting which will be arranged at your request, or by an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com which will be acknowledged and purged once read and noted. Proof may be either a paper receipt or an electronic one stored on your phone. Receipts can be obtained from the Ministry of Health by going to https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
We will not be keeping a copy of your vaccination receipts, only a record that your vaccination status has been confirmed. In this way, you will only have to provide proof of vaccination once.
Once your vaccination status is confirmed, while onsite, you will still be required to maintain social distance, wear a mask, and answer the COVID screening questions whenever you are entering the building.
Licensees/Third Party User-Groups and Contractors
All third party groups licensed to use the church facility, and all contract workers onsite, will be required to show proof of compliance with this vaccination policy.
Those who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons can request an exemption by providing written proof, from a medical doctor, licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, confirming that the individual is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, as well as the effective time period of the exemption. Only contraindications that are clinically recognized are acceptable. Those who remain unvaccinated due to a substantiated medical exemption are required to take additional infection and prevention control measures, including providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test, with the test result having been obtained no more than 48 hours old prior to entry to the building.