Infection Control Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Last updated: March 16, 2022

We have removed the requirements for participants to be vaccinated and to wear a mask during meditation meetings, as permitted by the recent lifting of public health restrictions regarding religious services in BC. We ask that participants continue with the following voluntary practices, which will allow our sangha to practice together safely, and to minimize risks to ourselves and the wider community.

  • All participants:
    • Do not attend if:
      • you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including: cough, fever/chills, nausea, difficulty breathing, body aches, vomiting, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, extreme fatigue, or loss of appetite
      • you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been advised to self-isolate, and have not yet been cleared, 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.
    • Ensure the practice leader has your contact information, for contact tracing.
    • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, when you arrive.
    • Choose a meditation cushion that maximizes the distance between you and your neighbours.
    • Strive to remain at least 2 metres from other participants, or as much distance as the space allows.
  • Practice leaders:
    • Ensure the meditation cushions are placed as far apart as possible, given the number of participants.
    • Leave the meditation room door open at all times, for ventilation.
    • Record all participants’ contact information, for contact tracing.