covid - keeping you safe
The latest guidance includes the reminder that projecting the voice while singing can increase the risk of COVID transmission - so we are encouraging the congregation to wear masks while singing, unless they are exempt.
It is lovely to see so many returning to our Sunday morning services. We continue to do all we can to make coming to church as safe as possible. This means that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or who is self-isolating should not attend. This remains a legal requirement in both England and Wales. This includes anyone who receives a positive test, develops symptoms, or has been a close contact of someone with COVID-19 when they themselves are unvaccinated.
Government guidance is that face coverings are optional. The recommendation is to wear them in crowded and enclosed spaces, and notes that projecting the voice in loud talking or in singing can increase the risk of COVID transmission.
The leadership team are monitoring the situation, and as soon as we can change this advice safely, be assured we will do so.
All our Sunday services now take place inside. We ask everyone to adhere to government guidance on self-isolation after symptoms/positive test/contact tracing/returning from foreign travel. Those who are vulnerable should consider carefully whether they should attend.
It's great that we can offer a prayer of blessing at communion, and prayer ministry after the service - but our advice is that social distancing should be maintained and that there should be no physical contact.