An update from our Church Secretary, September 2020
In July I said we would be making a decision at the beginning September regarding reopening the church on the 20th September 2020.
Well, we have decided to go ahead with the reopening with one service only on Sunday for the present time. The service will be at 3pm to try to accommodate the people who attend either the morning or the evening service. This will be reviewed as time goes by. (Our 8th November 2020 service will be at 11am as it will be Remembrance Sunday).
We will need to reduce the number who can attend the services because of social distancing. To maximize the number we can accommodate we will be using the one meter plus spacing which means all of us will have to comply fully with restrictions.
- We will have to sanitise our hands when we enter the church.
- We will have to wera face masks for the duration of the service.
- A list of people who attend the service will be kept for the required time.
- Non-members will have to give their contact details for track and trace in case they are needed.
- We will have to bring our own bottled water until further notice.
- each person will be directed to a seat. People from the same household will be able to sit together.
There will be a modified service of one hour with no singing.
If you wish to attend a service you will need to book a place every week as there will be limited places and we don’t want to have to turn people away. To book a place please contact us.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can accommodate on the 20th September 2020 at 3pm.
If there is any change to any of the above we will let you know through our usual channels.
Best wishes and keep safe,
Gillian Grimson | Secretary
A GENTLE REMINDER: Covid-19 has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be contagious. It is impossible to determine who has it and who does not, given the current limits in virus testing.
If you have travelled outside the UK in the last 14 days to countries on the governments list requiring you to quarantine for 14 days, please wait until you have fully completed the quarantine period before you request a place at one of the services. This will also apply to any travel to places within the UK who are under a local lockdown.
In the light of recent events with air travel, please ensure that you wait for 14 days following your flight before you apply to attend the church even if you have travelled from an approved destination because today’s approved destination could be tomorrow’s barred one.
THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PEOPLE ATTENDING THE CHURCH.
Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms: Raised temperature, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat or a rash or you feel generally unwell for no apparent reason.