Church of England Diocese of Oxford Earley

Reopening for Personal Prayer

20 Jul 2020, 4:28 p.m.
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Personal Prayer

Thursdays in July and August, 10am to 12noon, 6 to 9pm

If you would like to come to church for personal prayer or reflection, we’d love to welcome you! But please bear in mind the following guidance, which is intended to keep everyone who comes into the building as safe as they can be, and to minimise (though we cannot eliminate) the risk of transmitting the infection.

You should not come to church if you are have been advised to shield; you should speak to your GP if you need any advice.

You should not come to church if you have any of the symptoms which are associated with Covid-19, such as: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. You should self-isolate and ring NHS on 111 or see nhs.uk/coronavirus if you think you may have symptoms.

You should not come to church if you have been told to self-isolate by any NHS body such as Test and Trace.

We will take every step we can to keep church as safe as possible, including risk-assessment and cleaning procedures; but deciding to come must be your responsibility.

To help with cleaning and hygiene quite a lot of equipment and furniture has been removed, particularly from the rear of church.

There will be a one-way system to enter and leave church, please come in by the normal doors to the north (left-hand) side of the church.

Please sanitise your hands on the way into church; there will be some hand-sanitiser available but if you can bring your own that will help our supplies!

Please maintain physical distancing of two metres from anyone who you do not live with. Seats will be marked so that people can stay two metres apart.

Please catch any coughs and sneezes in tissues or the corner of your elbow – ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’!

The current guidance does not say that masks or face coverings must be worn in churches, though of course you are welcome to if you wish.

Please sit as directed by the welcomers and do not go into parts of the church which are cordoned off.

Unfortunately at the moment we cannot offer refreshments or toilet facilities.

In the unlikely event there are too many people wanting to come in we may need to ask people to queue for a short time.