(These restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of persons attending in accordance with current guidelines. If you become aware of anything that concerns you, please immediately advise a member of the Leadership Team)

  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend due to the risk that they pose to others; they should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of their household.
  • It is very much regretted that, for the time being, we cannot safely resume Church4Kidz or other activities for children during a service.  Children are of course welcome but they will need to sit with their parent/s who must ensure that all appropriate restrictions are observed.
  • Entry to the building will be by the front door only and this will be opened approximately 15 minutes before the start of the service.
  • If you are waiting outside for the door to be opened, or otherwise waiting to enter, please allow at least 2 metres between yourself and the next person.  Someone will be 'on duty' outside and you should follow any instructions or advice that is given.
  • Once the maximum capacity deemed safe of the building has been reached, unfortunately no-one else will be able to enter. 
  • On entering the building please:
    • ensure you are wearing a face covering.  Disposable masks are available should anyone not have a face covering with them - you will not be able to enter without one unless evidence is provided of exemption.
    • use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance.
    • wait for the person in front of you to be seated and then proceed directly to the next available seat. Seats are arranged in groups of two or three.  Every second (or third) seat is clearly marked that it is not to be used unless sitting with someone from the same household.
  • At all times please observe social distancing and allow others to do so. Seating has been arranged to allow for social distancing of approximately 2 metres.  Restrictions allow for this distance to be reduced to 1 metre where a distance of 2 metres might not be viable provided additional mitigation measures are in place.
  • Person attending must also:
    • disperse promptly following the service.
    • avoid singing or speaking in a raised voice.
  • No food or drink will be served during or after the service
  • To avoid handling cash, the preferred method of receiving gifts and offerings is by standing order or BACS transfer but cash donations can be given, provided they are placed in the receptacle provided on either entering or exiting the building.
  • Exiting the building will also be in one direction only through a single means of exit.  Two alternative means of exit may be used.  Either it will be through the front door with the persons sat at the rear leaving first or through the side door with those sat at the front leaving first.  Both allow for a one-way system to operate and an announcement will be made during the service which method of exit is to be used.
  • There is a single toilet available for use.  Anti-bacterial surface wipes are provided and additional hand sanitiser is available. Signage is in place to encourage thorough hand washing - liquid soap and hand towel dispensers are provided for use.  Used hand towels are to be placed only in the bin provided which will be emptied regularly. 
  • To support NHS Test and Trace, persons attending a service (other than persons whose names and contact details are already held on a current congregational list) will be asked for their names and contact details.  This is optional and not a condition of attending a service.  Information, if given, will be retained for 21 days and will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  It will not be used for any other purpose or passed on to anyone else.