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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Nov 25, 2020

With the evolving COVID-19 Pandemic and rising cases, the city of Toronto is in a lockdown. Keeping the health and safety of our custodian and members as top priority, as well as following the changes under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) for places of worship and the specific conditions which include limiting capacity and ensuring that public health measures are followed such as face coverings, physical distancing and environmental cleaning and disinfecting, the ZSO Board of Directors has decided to CLOSE the Mehraban Guiv Darb e Meher (MGDM) until further notice. 

MGDM is CLOSED effective immediately.

All upcoming visits to MGDM are cancelled with the exception of any death prayers with a limited capacity of 10 people including the priest and custodian.  These bookings MUST be booked by contacting Hoofrish Patel (evp@zso.org).

We thank you for your patience and appreciate your cooperation.

When visiting the MGDM please be reminded of the following mandatory requirements and guidelines:

  • Use the online self-assessment tool before every visit to the MGDM
  • Wearing a non-medical mask/face covering is mandatory
  • Bring your own prayer book and head covering
  • Refrain from bringing Sukhar, loban or other prayer related items from home
  • Maintain a social distance of two meters/six feet
  • Follow entry and exit signs
  • Social gatherings, including those that occur before or after a prayer service remains suspended
  • Avoid opportunities for the virus to spread through touch, either directly or indirectly through surfaces and objects, including objects that may be used in rituals or ceremonies

Suspended Services

  • Drop in visits
  • Social gatherings, including those that occur before or after a prayer service remains suspended
  • Navjote, weddings and other close contact activities
  • Consumption of food and drink remains suspended
  • Indoor singing, use of instruments and choir service
  • Sharing and distribution of materials and objects such as books, scarves, caps, water, etc.

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