This is the next level in the plan: Risk Assesment (Self Assessment)
As we plan for re-opening the church, we are asking you to assess whether or not attending worship in person is a good idea for you. We support each person in making the best decision for them and their family.
Am I returning to in person worship?
Deciding on whether or not to return to in person worship is a big decision for each of us. Council Circle, the Management Team, office staff and especially and the custodians are working hard to create a safe environment. This alone cannot be enough. We each need to make a responsible choice for ourselves. Please review this document that contains key questions to help you make your decision.
Worship is available online to you every week from now on. This means that you can stay connected not matter what your circumstances.
There are markers on the floor to remind us to keep 2 meters away from each other. Is this something I can follow? Is offering a gentle reminder to friends something that I am prepared to do?
We need to refrain from hand shakes. Can I do it? Am I prepared to greet my friend from a distance?
Am I prepared to not offer hugs? Remember the person you are offering to hug may have a hard time resisting the invitation. Not offering a hug is hard for some of us but not offering is a gift. Can I resist a hug?
Kamloops United has put a safe socially distanced Hug Station in place. Can I use whimsy to have a conversation about hugs? (A Hug Station how-to video will be in next week’s eNews).
After worship in September you are invited to go to 245 St. Paul St which is the old Stuart Wood school grounds. Bring a chair and your own drinks and snacks. We will be socially distanced and can have a visit outdoors. You are also welcome to attend the Zoom Coffee Hour (more information on the eNews)
Ministry of Health Risk Assessment Too
The Ministry of Health in partnership with Thrive Health created this self-assessment tool to provide up-to-date guidance and recommendations for testing and follow-up for COVID-19 that follows BCCDC guidance. It is not a diagnostic tool and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider.
Note that this self-assessment tool is intended for COVID-19 only. Your symptoms may not be related to COVID-19 and could require you to seek medical attention. If you are uncertain and/or feel very sick, contact your family doctor/nurse practitioner or call 8-1-1.
Are you experiencing any of the following:
❏ Severe difficulty breathing (e.g. struggling to breathe or speaking in single words)
❏ Severe chest pain
❏ Having a very hard time waking up
❏ Feeling confused
❏ Losing consciousness
- Mild to moderate shortness of breath
- Inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing
- Chronic health conditions that you are having difficulty managing because of difficulty breathing
- Are you experiencing cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones?
- Symptoms include: Fever*, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches.
- While less common, symptoms can also include: stuffy nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), dizziness, confusion, abdominal pain, skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.Fever: Average normal body temperature taken orally is about 37°C. For more on normal body temperature and fevers, see HealthLinkBC’s information for children age 11 and younger and for people age 12 and older .Have you travelled to any countries outside Canada (including the United States) within the last 14 days?
- Did you provide care or have close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19? Note: This means you would have been contacted by your health authority’s public health team.
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