COVID-19 Precautions

As of 21 March 2022, the PCC have agreed the following:

  • We will retain masks and sanitiser at the entrance, and encourage people to use them.

  • We will retain a one-way system through the Church, leaving the doors open at least for the rest of the summer, to support ventilation: only the North Door will be used for entry to the Church 

  • The pews will be used for free seating.

  • Exit will be through the rear door for those leaving straight from the service, and through the door into Cornerstone for those staying for coffee ​​​​

  • The pew cushions and kneelers will be replaced 

  • Some Hymns will return, with a reminder that aerial transmission is the most significant risk  - this does not require the removal of masks  - and Hymn Books will be issued on request on entry to those who wish to sing, with the laminated Service Sheet 

  • A physical collection will also return: as hand sanitising continues to be advised 

  • The Peace will remain as it currently is, for the time being, i.e. without leaving your seat 

  • Coffee will once again be served after the service in Cornerstone, with exit for those partaking through the Western Door - spacing over coffee is the personal responsibility of those who choose to attend

 

As with the government regulations, and most especially as a Christian Community, we ask that everyone considers and respects not only their own boundaries but also the anxiety, concerns and safety of others in Church.  This virus is still very much with us, and is likely to be so long term, so please play your part in limiting its spread.