Infection Control Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated June 1, 2021. All participants are required to observe the following infection control practices, regardless of vaccination status or other evidence of immunity to COVID-19. These practices will allow our sangha to practice together safely and legally, while minimizing risks to ourselves and to the wider community.

DO NOT ATTEND IF:

  • you have any symptoms of cold, flu, or COVID-19, including:
    • cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of sense of smell or taste;
    • fever, chills, body aches, headache, or extreme fatigue;
    • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite;
  • or, you have been out of the country, or in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, in the past 14 days;
  • or, you have been advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure.

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • No more than six people per night. First come, first serve.
  • (New) Provide your contact information to the practice leader.
  • (New) A face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, when you arrive.
  • Stay at least 2 metres away from one another at all times, including during sitting or walking meditation, and before and after the meeting.
  • (New) Do not gather or pass each other in the hallway. Keep your distance until space is available.
  • Leave the meditation cushions where they are (2 metres apart).
  • Avoid touching your face. Cough into your elbow or a tissue.
  • When bowing, do not touch the floor. Bow only from the waist.

PRACTICE LEADERS:

  • (New) Ensure all participants' attendance and contact information is recorded.
  • (New) Sanitize all doorknobs upon arrival, and again before leaving.
  • (New) Leave the meditation room door open at all times.
  • Do not provide any food or drink to participants.