Updated Health & Safety Protocols for Services

The information below is current as of February 16th, 2022 and is subject to change if/when provincial guidance and restrictions are adjusted in the future. At Beth Tikvah, we remain committed to following the guidance and restrictions set forward by the Provincial Health Officer in providing safe and accessible services and programming. All of our decisions regarding procedures for services and other gatherings are based on the summary found here and the full text of the Provincial order regarding gatherings can be found here.

Currently, Beth Tikvah has the following guidelines in place:

  1. We expect that all people over the age of 11 who are attending services or programs on Beth Tikvah Synagogue property be fully vaccinated.
    a. Proof of full vaccination (BC Vaccine Card electronic or on paper) must be shown upon request for all in-person events/programs and for any service expected to have over 50% capacity in the sanctuary. We will make every effort to note this proof so as to not have to produce it repeatedly.
  2. Anyone, including staff and visitors, attending services or programs at Beth Tikvah synagogue must properly wear a mask in all public spaces within the building, except while eating or drinking.
  3. Handwashing, sanitizing, and being mindful of others’ needs for personal space continue to be expected from all who enter our synagogue.

With these guidelines in mind, in-person services will continue as they have in recent months. When there is a simcha or larger event held during services, or for any event held on our property, hired security will conduct vaccine card checks as you enter the building. Proof of vaccination will also be required to attend Kiddush lunch following services once we resume offering food service (more information to come soon).

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to the changing landscape. We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Beth Tikvah!

Please upload your vaccine card here. Once your card is verified, it will be removed from our system.

Work Safe BC COVID-19 Updates

Faith-based organizations

In earlier stages of the pandemic, WorkSafeBC developed industry-specific protocols to provide employers with information and support on how to develop effective COVID-19 safety plans in their environment.Following the provincial health officer’s announcement of an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID 19 Safety Plans, we are re-posting these industry-specific protocols. Employers are advised that this information should be considered in combination with guidance from public health as well as the particular circumstances of their workplace to determine which protocols should be included in their COVID-19 Safety Plan. 

Employers are advised to review the COVID-19 Safety Plan template for information about how to develop and implement effective policies, and may refer to these industry pages as a reference in that process.

CLICK HERE for Work Safe BC full page

How to get vaccinated for COVID-19

You can register yourself or someone else, like a parent, grandparent or child. We will never ask you for your SIN, driver’s licence number or banking and credit card details.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to book an appointment using your confirmation number. Booking an appointment online or by phone is easy, convenient and guarantees your vaccination at the clinic.

CLICK HERE to find out how to get your vaccine as well as information for children and youth!