May 15, 2022

Mask mandate lifted

Wearing a mask in public places such as places of worship is no longer mandatory except on public transit and at healthcare facilities.

Wearing a mask remains recommended for vulnerable people and older adults, including:

  • people with weakened immune systems

  • people who have a health condition that makes them vulnerable

  • people in close contact with others who are vulnerable because of their health or age

  • people who have recently had COVID-19 or whose household has been exposed to a case

  • people who feel the need to wear them.

APRIL 29, 2022

Wear a mask or face-covering

Not everyone that has COVID-19 has symptoms. Some people do not even realize that they are infected. Wearing a mask or a face covering reduces the risk of infection.

Wearing a procedural mask that covers the nose to under the chin is mandatory in houses of worship.

People wearing a mask or face covering are required to continue applying the other protective health measures.

Public Health has proposed a gradual sequence for the removal of the mandatory wearing of masks in public places:
 – by May 14: wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory in all public places, except on public transport and health care institutions;
 – Quebec’s public health department will continue to encourage people to wear masks in public places.

MARCH 6, 2022

Weddings, places of worship, and funerals

In places of worship and at funerals, no capacity limit is imposed.
A physical distance of 1 m must be maintained between people. Indoors, a face covering is still required at all times, except when eating or drinking.

Places of worship
Face coverings are mandatory, except when eating or drinking. A minimum distance of 1 m must be maintained between persons, unless they are occupants of the same household.

Attendees must stay in their seat and not move around.

Requirements for funerals and weddings also apply when these ceremonies are held in places of worship.

For indoor weddings, a vaccine passport is required, except in places of worship and courtrooms. In all cases, attendees must stay seated and not move around. Face coverings are mandatory indoors. Procedural masks are required in courtrooms. People from different households must maintain physical distance.

Maximum capacity for a reception or banquet typically held after the ceremony is 50 people if it is inside, and the vaccine passport is required. Receptions or banquets held in rented rooms or restaurants must also follow the rules for these venues.

Receptions held in a private home or on private land must follow the rules for these venues.

For outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, a vaccine passport is not required.

The viewing of the body or ashes of the deceased, the expression of condolences and funeral services can be held in an indoor or outdoor public place, including places of worship, without capacity limit, in compliance with health measures.
For an outdoor ceremony, people must remain seated during the ceremony.

February 27, 2022

Vaccine Passport no longer required

Our Churches are open for worship, the Vaccine Passport is no longer required as you enter the church. Masks are still mandatory.

On February 28th, Houses of Worship are permitted to open up to full capacity, with mask wearing, and hand sanitizing.

This is very good news, and we welcome it with great relief.