Before Attending a 'COVID-secure' Service
Our in-person Sunday services will be restarting/re-opening from 14th March. Please follow the guidance below to keep the you and those around you as safe as possible.
Before attending the 10AM or 5PM in this season, please read the following:
Before the meeting
The building will be clean before the service.
Attendees will need to book online. We are initially limited to approx 60 places.
Details on how to book will be sent out on the Monday before each Sunday. If you want to book a place by phone please call 020 8363 3354.
The booking process will be on the basis that you agree to follow the guidelines and any instructions, in particular:
If you, or anyone in your household, have any symptoms associated with Covid19: a high temperature; a loss of taste or smell; or a new continuous cough; please do not book.
If you have been asked to socially isolate, or if you are in quarantine, please do not to book.
If you are vulnerable, we advise you not to book.
A face mask should be worn at all times in the building.
You will be subject to a non-contact test by a thermal infrared thermometer before entry.
Your attendance will be recorded on entry for 'track & trace' purposes.
Hand sanitiser, which is provided, must be used on entry to and exit of the building.
All signage is to be followed to ensure social distancing is maintained.
There is to be no physical contact between those of different households/bubbles; nor should groups from different households/bubbles form inside or outside the church building.
We have withheld a few available places so that we can welcome guests not known to us previously. As numbers are strictly limited, when capacity is reached, entry to the building will not be permitted.
Please let us know if you have mobility issues so that we can organise easy access for you.
No refreshments will be available. This restriction includes water so please bring your own.
We can not distribute Bibles so please bring your own.
Toilets will be available but are subject to strict controls so it's helpful if you can avoid using them, if possible..
Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times, including trips to the toilet. A child must not break away from it's parent.
Please do not leave any rubbish so please take it home with you.
Please comply with government guidelines in your travel arrangements. Only travel in a car with members of your own household or bubble.
Please aim to arrive 20-30 mins before the service to give us time to seat everyone safely and please remember to keep the 2-metre social distance whilst queuing.
Thank you so much for your help in keeping us Covid19 Secure.
We encourage people to walk to the meeting where possible and to bring their own drinks if necessary as we are unable to provide refreshments at this time.
Attendees will queue on arrival on the side of the building marked "main entrance", keeping 2m from other households using markings on the path. A steward will be on the path to maintain social distancing.
The steward on the drive will ask those attending to confirm that they are not displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or in a household of anyone who is. We will also take your temperature using a non-contact thermal infrared thermometer.
Immediately upon entering the building through the main front doors, attendees will clean their hands with antibacterial gel, provided in dispensers, and monitored by the steward on the door.
Attendees will not be permitted further into the building without sanitising their hands in this way.
A steward in the main hall will check off the register to record who has entered the building.
All doors will be wedged open to minimise surfaces that need to be touched.
Congregating in multi-household groups will not be permitted.
With the exception of needing the toilet or other emergencies there will be a one way system in operation. Normal Fire and evacuation procedures will apply in the event of an emergency including the use of all available exits
No objects such as books, Bibles, songs words or other papers will be handed out.
Attendees will enter the main hall and be asked to sit, filling the seats up starting at the front row and will sit within their own households and will maintain a distance of at least 2m from all other households at all times. Chairs will be in rows, with a 2m distance between each row, and attendees not sitting closer than 1m+ to attendees next to them from another household. (2 chairs gap)
Posters will be on display throughout the building to remind attendees to keep 2m distance between households and to remind them of the specific hygiene practises.
During the service
There will be a 3m gap between the speakers and the first row of chairs. Each speaker will use separate audio equipment. The service, where possible, will be kept to a maximum of 60 minutes.
Attendees with young children in their household will be asked to keep their children under close supervision in order to help them maintain a 2m distance from others outside of their household.
If, during the service, a visitor, volunteer or speaker shows symptoms of COVID-19 they will be immediately asked to leave by a steward or the service leader.
Attendees will be discouraged from using the toilet facilities during the meeting, however if they need to do so, attendees will maintain 2m distance whilst waiting to use the toilet in the way-in area, with only one visitor/household in the toilet at any time (unless taking a child). Please use the provided hand sanitiser before entering the toilet. After using the facilities, users will wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, drying their hands with a disposable towel and placing this in an open bin. Children under the age of 11 will be accompanied to the toilets by a parent/carer. Please use the provided hand sanitiser after leaving the toilet.
After the service
Attendees will remain seated until told to leave by a steward or the service leader. Stewards will ask people to leave one household at a time. You will follow the one way system around the main hall and exit through the car-park doors. A distance of at least 2m will be kept between different households at all times, with 2m distances marked out on the floor surrounding the exit. Attendees will be asked not to gather in groups outside of the church doors, in the car park, or immediately outside on the pavement, and to take care to maintain 2m social distancing at all times. Posters will be displayed throughout the building to remind attendees of this.
No refreshments will be served at any point, and groups will not be allowed to gather within the building.
The building will be thoroughly cleaned after the service.
If you would like to see our full risk assessments for the 10AM click here, and for the 5PM click here.