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COVID-19 – Places of Worship

Lasted Edited/Reviewed: June 17, 2020

Advice – Religious Services Rites and Ceremonies

Guidance on Health and Safety for Places of Worship During COVID-19

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Faith is a source of comfort and an important aspect of the lives of many people across Ontario. To support places of worship to reopen across the province and help to ensure the safety of worshippers, the government will make available guidance, including limiting attendance to 30 per cent of building capacity and practicing physical distancing. Guidance will also be provided for spiritual leaders and their staff.

Wedding and funeral ceremonies taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 attendees. For both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, those attending must follow proper health and safety advice, including practising physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.