Following lengthy discussions the Churchwarden and the PCC have decided to maintain the current Covid-restrictions for Sunday services at St Giles’. This is in response to the high level of cases in the general population and is in line with many other activities in Whittington that are being scaled back, postponed or cancelled. It is our aim to keep our congregation and their families as safe as possible as far as it is within our gift.
We are therefore recommending:<ul type="disc"> <li>Please be aware of others, and be considerate toward one another</li> <li>Please maintain 1m+ social distancing whenever possible</li> <li>Please sit in the designated pews</li> <li>Please continue to wear a face mask unless exempt</li> <li>Please do not sing, even behind your mask </li> <li>Please continue to use hand sanitizer when entering the church and prior to receiving Communion</li> <li>Holy Communion will continue to be administered at the chancel steps as the wafer only, with just the priest consuming the wine</li> <li>St Giles’ will continue to be open on a Sunday only, for a service (if there is one) and for private prayer between 1100 and 1500</li> <li>The NHS QR code will still be available and we will continue to take a list of attendees with phone numbers</li> <li>Social distancing markers will remain on the floor</li> </ul>
Thank you very much for following these recommendations.They will next be reviewed on 16 August 2021 - watch this space!