Church during the coronavirus pandemic

Now that the government has lifted most legal COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship it is the responsibility of the Vicar with the PCC to decide what safety measures we should adopt in our church gatherings. Out of love for one another and for our local community we are asking all who come to church to help us limit the spread of COVID-19 by following the guidance below.

Before church

 You no longer need to book your place to attend worship!
 Please take weekly lateral flow tests if you have no Covid symptoms, and a PCR test if you develop even mild symptoms.
 Please stay at home if you or someone you live with tests positive.
 Please consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already!
 Frequently touched surfaces in our buildings will be cleaned in line with national C of E guidelines.

During church

 Doors/windows will be kept open to ensure good ventilation.
 Please wash or sanitise your hands on arrival, before taking communion, and after using the toilet or blowing your nose.
 All aged 11+ are required to wear a face covering unless genuinely unable to. It can be removed during the sermon.
 Our seating layout will ensure good spacing, and there will be an area reserved for those who wish to maintain 2m+ social distance from others.
 You may sit where & with whom you like, but please be mindful of those who prefer to sit by themselves.
 We recommend that you maintain 1m+ social distance while chatting indoors, and that you limit physical contact between people from different households.