Essential Coronavirus information before attending

Please ensure that you read the Covid 19 information below before deciding to attend a church service.

  • Please do not come to the church if you are shielding or you or anyone in your household have a fever, new cough or loss of taste/smell.
  • Do not come to church if you have been contacted by NHS Track and Trace and told to self-isolate.
  • If you live in a local authority area in Tier 3 (Very High Covid-19 alert level) you should not attend the church.
  • You must wear a face covering for the whole time you are in the building, unless you are aged under 11. 

There will be a church steward on hand to welcome you, when you arrive. The steward will make a note that you have arrived and will also ask if you are required to shield or if you or anyone in your household have a fever, new cough or loss of taste/smell. Or if you have been contacted by NHS Track and Trace.

We are required to keep a note of everyone who attends for 3 weeks and this will be done in accordance with GDPR (Data Protection). If you would like a copy of how this specifically applies to the measure we have put in place copies, will be available from the steward.

After you have been to church if you, or anyone in your household develops a fever, new cough or loss of taste/ smell, or if you are contacted by NHS track and trace, please telephone 01753 543097, you should also call NHS 111 for help and advice.

The church stewards will help you to follow the measures as follows:

  • Maintain 2 metre distance from any person not from your household or your “bubble” while entering and leaving and 1 metre distance while seated in the worship area and follow the social contact rules currently in force. 
  • You must wear a face covering for the whole time you are in the building, unless you are aged under 11. 
  • Use hand sanitisers provided when you arrive at the main entrance door.
  • Follow the arrows we have created for a one-way system to help with social distancing.
  • Sit only in the seat that you are directed to.
  • Bring your own Bible and any other items you may need.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and take your tissue home, then use one of the hand sanitisers available.
  • Bring any drinks, i.e. water you may need, as the kitchen area will be closed.
  • If you need to use the toilet facilities, the disabled toilet will be available. Please use the disinfectant spray on any surfaces you touch and then wash your hands.
  • To comply with the Government requirements there will be no singing, although there will be recorded music/songs as part of the service.
  • There will be an offering basket at the front of the church for you to make your offering on the way in.
  • Doors will be left open where possible to avoid touching handles.
  • Use the hand sanitiser when you leave, this will be available by the exit door indicated by signs.