6th April: Updated COVID information

Updated COVID policy in light of recent changes.

On 24th Feburary 2022 the government lifted the remaining COVID restrictions and introduced the policy for ‘living with COVID’ and from 1st April testing is no longer free for most people.

We know that many of the restrictions were not for our own benefit but for the benefit of others. And we know that there is variation in our responses to the lifting of restrictions with some people more nervous than others.

Therefore, we ask that everyone be sensitive to the wishes of others and we continue to implement the following, in all our churches. We thank you for your co-operation.

  • We support the wearing of a face mask.
  • We request that if you know or suspect you have COVID that you do not attend an onsite service and participate through our online offerings instead.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to each church.
  • We request that people remain in their seats during the peace but make sure there is enough time for people to greet everyone without physical contact.
  • We continue to move to the steps/altar rail to receive communion, with social distancing.
  • We retain reception in one kind only until there is clear guidance on how we can return to the common cup safely.

Updated 6th April 2022.
Changes: Changes for ‘living with COVID’