COVID-19 – Update (6 August 2020)
Although the measures taken over the past six months have lessened the health impact of COVID-19 on the UK we continue to live with the virus and within the restrictions required to keep us as safe as possible as the Government seeks to manage the situation with our help. These restrictions severely limit our ability to use our premises, but some use will be possible after 1 September when we expect our premises to be “COVID Secure”.
What will our premises be used for?
Given that we cannot return to full use of the premises we are prioritising those uses that are part of our mission to serve the community:
In addition, there will be bookable spaces so that small groups can meet.
What do we mean by “COVID Secure”?
So that we are “COVID Secure” we are:
- Strictly managing the use of the premises
- Carrying out physical and operational alterations
- Producing COVID Risk Assessments
All within the Government Guidelines specific to the activities we plan to operate.
How will we know what is expected of us?
Those who lead the Foodbank, Youth Work, Families Ministry, GOOSE Club and Small Groups are involved in preparations for September and will share information with their teams and members of their groups and, in the case of Youth Work, parents.
What about those of us who are unable to meet in the premises?
We would love it if we were able to return to pre-COVID times and we pray for when all restrictions are lifted but we are not there yet and so will continue with our on-line presence and the invisible connect of loving relationships that help make us Church.
How do I find out more?
If you would like to contact us about COVID-19 arrangements please , and if you have, or know of others with, needs or can offer help please contact the office.
Mark 12 verses 30 and 31: Jesus said …
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength … love your neighbour as you love yourself.”