We are following the Church of England's Covid Guidance on how to best manage our building, and to make ensure everyone in the building is safe. Here are the following procedures that we have put into place:

  • Monitoring numbers: we have returned to the seating layout that we had pre-COVID19. However, we have introduced an area of seating, where those who would feel more comfortable sitting further away from others are able to do so..  

  • Moving around the building: we have taped floor markings, wall signage, and a one-way flow system around the building to encourage safe movement. 

  • Track and trace: it is no longer a legal requirement for congregants to "check in" on arrival into the building. However, we will recommend our congregants to still check in, and therefore have retained the NHS track-and-trace posters, so that if people would like to check-in they will be able to.

  • Hygiene standards: we have anti-bacterial stations by every exit, so that people can access anti-bacterial hand gel easily when on arrival and exit. 

  • Face masks: It is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering, though the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings to protect themselves and others. Consequently, we will encourage congregants to carry on wearing facemasks, but will not require them to do so.

  • Congregational singing is now allowed in church, but we require people to wear facemasks when singing.