Safety Requirements for SFBC Retreats

For the safety and welfare of all beings we ask you to please read this page carefully and confirm that you will comply with the requirements before attending an SFBC retreat. (2/15/2023)


Highly Recommended:

  • Yes, I am up-to-date with FDA-approved vaccines and boosters for COVID-19


Do not attend if you have

  • Symptoms of a cold, flu, COVID-19, or any other contagious illness.

  • been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming I have the virus within the last 10 days.

  • had close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 within the last 10 days.


Please take a home/antigen test on the day of the retreat before setting off, and take a photo of your negative test to bring with you. If you have any difficulty with this please contact us.  We also ask that you bring some tests with you if you can. (For those of you in the US, the tests provided free are fine.)

On Retreat

If you develop any cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms while on the retreat you will be asked to test for COVID-19 and wear a mask while the symptoms last, even if you test negative.  If you test positive you will need to isolate until you are able to leave the retreat, and everyone else will need to test.

Masks - Please bring well-fitting masks with you in case they are needed - we'll also have some available. 

Social Distancing - please be mindful and sensitive to others and respect their space and sense of safety. 

Air flow - we will have air filters in most bedrooms and in the shrine room.