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Welcoming the public back to the Senate

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, members of the public will again be welcome to watch Senate Chamber activities in person.

The public will have access to the gallery spaces during the time the Senate is sitting; visitors will be admitted one hour before the sitting begins.

Under the normal sitting schedule, visitors will be allowed into the building:

Tuesdays, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit the Senate’s Calendars & Events page for up-to-date information on Senate sittings.

Guided tours of the Senate of Canada Building will resume on May 20, 2022. Visit the Library of Parliament website for more information.

Public health measures remain in effect

Visitors 12 years of age or older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and respond to screening questions upon entering the Senate of Canada Building. Visitors will also need to wear a mask while inside. Physical distancing measures are in place; groups may sit together but should maintain a distance of at least one metre, or one empty chair, from other groups. Anyone with symptoms should not enter the building.

 

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