Keeping Safe in COVID 19
This guidance was produced by the House of Bishops Recovery Group and
published on Tuesday 30th June
There is no numerical ‘cap’ on
other services, but social distancing and Public Health requirements must be
met. Here at Holy Trinity we have set a limit to persons
attending public worship at any one time.
The two-metre ‘rule’ applies
for public worship except in situations where closer contact cannot be avoided;
extra Public Health precautions must then be taken.
Consideration should be given
to keeping numbers below the maximum possible to further minimise risk.
Wearing of face-coverings is mandatory.
While those at extra risk and
the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ should be advised of the risks of
attending public worship, a decision to do so is theirs alone.
Government guidance includes a
request for names of attendees to be recorded and kept for 21 days to assist
‘track and trace’ if required. You will have been asked to
register your attendance upon arrival. Thankyou for your cooperation with this
Singing, chanting and playing
of brass or woodwind instruments other than the organ are not recommended at
Detailed instructions suggest
that services of Holy Communion can be held if specific guidance is followed. This will
be in one kind only and will be brought to you during the distribution. Please
remain seated at all times. The President will without words place the bread into your hands.
Further Government advice
about use of churches and church halls for non-religious activity is expected
to be issued soon.