Church of England Diocese of Leeds St. James, Birstwith

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 24th June 2020

24 Jun 2020, 10:45 p.m.
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We are delighted to say that from Sunday 28th June and each following Sunday we will be opening the church for individual private prayer from 3 - 4pm. We will review this arrangement every two weeks in the hope of increasing the times.

A full risk assessment has been undertaken and is available to see on the internal notice board.

To ensure we all keep safe please be mindful of the following:

Please DO NOT enter if you have a recent onset of

• a temperature

• a new cough, sore throat and nasal congestion

• diarrhoea

• suffering from flu-like symptoms

• or you have been identified as a significant contact by the UK Covid NHS Track& Trace system

The church door will remain fully open for ventilation.

Please use the hand sanitiser upon entry and keep socially distanced between yourself and others AT ALL TIMES.

There must be no physical contact with other people outside of your household.

Please adhere to the designated seating areas and respect the cordoned off areas.

The entrance for less mobile people is through the Hall, please come to the open Belfry door and the supervisor will unlock the Church Hall. The Belfry door is also the Fire Exit in case of an emergency.

The toilets and kitchen are closed to everyone.

Wash your hands once home

If you develop symptoms (as above) within one week of your visit, inform a churchwarden immediately.

That said we are a very welcoming church! A warm welcome awaits....