Covid restrictions in church 

Following consultation with the PCC we have agreed that the following restrictions will operate in church until we receive advice from the government or diocese asking for a change. In asking you to take these actions we do so because it is a practical sign of our care and love for those around us, both the people we know and the strangers within our gates.

1. Please continue to use the sign in sheet or QR code on entering church.
2. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entering, leaving and at communion
3. Please continue to wear a mask in church.
4. The seating in the nave will be spaced at 1.25m. Some notices will be available for you to put on chairs either side to maintain a personal bubble if you so wish, coats and bags will do just as well. These can be requested on arrival
5. Once the service starts please remain in your seat unless you have a role to perform or until your turn to go forward for communion.
6. Communion will continue to be in one kind only.
7. The choir will continue to sit in the chancel and sing without masks but wear them at other times. The only restriction on numbers will be down to what its members are content with in terms of social distancing.
8. The congregation will be allowed to join in with singing but wearing masks
9. Doors and windows will remain open during services to improve ventilation.
10. Brief conversations can take place inside church and unrestricted mingling allowed outside.
11. Refreshments will not be served inside the church. If it is mild enough these will be outside otherwise we will service them in the pavilion

16th December 2021