Coronavirus Policy

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

 

We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and, following advice from Public Health England among others, we are taking appropriate steps to ensure we keep our congregation, staff, groups and users of the building as safe as possible.

 

At present, we are operating a ‘business as usual’ policy. All meetings and bookings are taking place. This will only change if government advice changes or we experience a Coronavirus related problem. If this happens, we will update and republish this policy. If it becomes necessary to close the building or cancel meetings, we will inform users and the church as quickly as possible.

 

General precautions now in place 

These are some of the steps our church is now taking more widely to help prevent the spread of infection

  • We are closely monitoring updates from Public Health England in relation to our services, activities and users, in particular those involving groups with a high number of older people, because the elderly are identified as a high risk group.
  • We are monitoring those aspects of our gatherings which might cause concern to some people, such as the way we take communion
  • We are doing all we can to provide hand washing facilities and hand sanitisation
  • We are asking all staff and volunteers who are experiencing potential Coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cold/flu or respiratory problems, even if they are very mild, to stay away from church/serving until fully recovered.
  • If you feel unwell and develop a fever, please stay away from church and follow the Public Health England advice (see link below), which at the time of writing is to call the NHS 111 Helpline and to avoid contact with others.
  • If you travel via public transport, please thoroughly wash your hands on arrival at church.
  • To help prevent the spread of infection, please follow general best practice as outlined by Public Health England (see link below).

Please DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH if you are in a period of self, or mandated isolation.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to us. In the meantime, we will continue as usual and look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

REMEMBER

  • Catch it – sneeze into a tissue
  • Bin it – bin the tissue
  • Kill it – wash your hands with soap and water
  • Do not touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands

Follow the good hand washing and gel use technique from the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

LINK - Public Health England website:www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england