Sunday Worship update...
Covid guidance from 19<sup>th</sup> July
Our churchwardens have agreed the following guidelines for St John’s, but please do let us know if you have concerns. We want to move forward as safely as possible…
From 19 July, the Government has lifted restrictions related to covid.
This includes removing the requirement to wear face coverings in law, but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.
This might mean that you choose to continue wearing face coverings in church, although it is now personal choice. Please continue to be gracious with one another as we navigate our way through this stage.
We will open most pews, but we will completely understand if you choose to maintain social distancing.
The right hand pews will be kept for enabling greater distancing, for the time being.
Hand sanitisers will remain available and we encourage you to use it, please.
We will continue to wipe down used surfaces after services or other gatherings.
The Test and Trace code will still be in place, to use with the NHS app. Please sign in as before, to enable tracing of contacts if needed.
However, you no longer need to ‘book a place’ at our services.
We will do our best to allow the best ventilation possible, by opening both south and north doors, weather permitting. The top windows will remain open.
Singing: We will all be able to sing, from 25<sup>th</sup> July.
Holy Communion: There are no longer restrictions on how we celebrate Holy Communion. However, it feels wise for the time being to continue serving bread and wine ‘simultaneously’, rather than to share a common cup.
Refreshments: We can resume serving refreshments indoors, although if the weather permits, we may continue serving outside for the time being.
If you feel unwell, or have tested positive for covid, please do not attend.