Health, Safety & COVID-19

Health, Safety & COVID-19

The health and safety of Bernard Betel Centre members, volunteers, staff, and the community is our priority. Although the Government of Ontario has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, we have been advised by Ontario Health Central and Toronto Public Health to keep our health and safety protocols in place. If you plan to come to the Centre, please find the below important information for you to know.

  • Anyone coming to the Bernard Betel Centre must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.(this means minimally 2 vaccinations.) We encourage everyone to keep up with their booster vaccines.
  • Masks are mandatory. Please wear a mask at all time while you are at the Centre, with the exception of eating or drinking. Ensure your face mask is properly fitted (covering your nose and mouth).
  • Maintain diligent hand hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. Hand sanitizer is offered throughout the Centre.
  • Practice physical distancing wherever possible. We are keeping room capacities for programs and services at the level that allows for physical distancing.
  • If you feel unwell, or are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms (even if they are minor) please do not come to the Bernard Betel Centre.
  • If you are unable to attend or choose not to attend the Bernard Betel Centre in-person, on-site programs and services at this time, we offer many online and phone conferencing options. Please visit or contact a member of our staff for more information

Every individual at the Bernard Betel Centre is to be treated with respect at all times. If anyone is experiencing disrespectful behavior from another individual at the Centre, please notify a member of the staff as soon as possible. Our Complaints Policy, can be found here:

We are working hard to provide you with a safe environment and at the same time acknowledge the critical importance of connecting with each other. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our staff:

Updated: February 10, 2023