Entering and leaving - please do not bunch up a keep 2m apart from any other
household. Use the hand sanitiser on arriving and leaving. I am not to
be at the door to speak to people as they leave. Leaving will be done in
a spaced out way (e.g. like schools, those sitting up straightest can
Sitting: Households should be 2m apart (roughly this means every other pew)
You will be given an Evening Service booklet on arrival. Keep this and
take it home and as ‘your’ copy to bring to services. I would also
encourage you to bring your own Bible. We are not allowed to let
multiple people handle book or booklets. And, of course, there will be no singing.
Face coverings: These are voluntary. For Communion Services I will use a Face shield
for the administration which cannot be done at 2m distance.
would encourage everyone to give by direct debit or by cheque to the
treasurer. The Collection will be available for cash at the back of
church but will not be passed around.
Names and addresses: These need to be kept of those attending for 21 days to assist with ‘track and trace’
Cathedrals and some churches are asking people to pre-book if they want
to come to church to ensure that there is adequate space for social
distancing. I am not asking for this, but
we shall use our larger churches first and hope that our numbers do not
create a problem. I may have to introduce a booking in system if we have
- Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should not attend
- Those who have been designated as needing to be ‘shielded’ should not attend
- Over 70s and those who are ‘vulnerable’ are discouraged from attending, but it is their own decision
Extra issues with Communion Services
- There is to be no physical sharing of the Peace. Communion is to be
administered in silence, by queuing up 2m apart, the wafer will be
dropped into communicants hands, hand sanitiser is to be used before and
If anyone has any other queries not covered by the above please do contact Colin.