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The New Restrictions and South Calgary

Alberta has announced New COVID Restrictions. See how that affects SCCC.

As you are aware, the Alberta Government has declared a State of Emergency in our province and published new restrictions on Wednesday, September 15.

After much consideration and discussing it with our chair of the Elders, Craig Edwards and Pastor Russ, I want to share some main points related to restrictions here at SCCC.

Here they are:

  • Sunday Services: We will keep meeting in-person but: (1) Masks will be required; (2) We will keep doing social distancing; (3) We will be limited to 1/3 of our fire code capacity, which is 110 people; (4) you will have to register to attend a service like we used to do <click here to register>; (5) We will still offer coffee at the end of our services, but one person will be responsible for safely serving it.

  • Discipleship Classes: (1) We will move it to online through Zoom meetings; (2) We will keep the same time, from 9:00 to 9:45 on Sundays; (3) It will NOT be limited to 20 people anymore; and (4) We will postpone the whole series one week. It will start on Sunday, September 26.

  • Our Newcomers Breakfast scheduled for this Saturday, September 18 is cancelled.

  • We will still keep offering Nursery and Sunday school for the children. But masks will be mandatory for students in Grades 4 and up, plus staff and teachers. The nursery will have an extra sanitization procedure.

  • Our Youth Encounters will still happen on Wednesdays. Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to: (1) screen for symptoms; (2) maintain two metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity; and (3) wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity.

  • Our Young Adults Kick-Off with Pastor Russ will still happen on September 23 from 5-7, but we have moved it to outdoor.

  • Small Groups are limited to a single household plus one other household to a maximum of 10 vaccine-eligible, vaccinated people. Therefore, we recommend doing Zoom Meetings for the time being.

Also, remember: Stay home if (1) you have experienced any cold/flu symptoms; OR (2) if you have travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days; OR (3) if you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVD-19.

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