WE'RE MEETING!

LAST UPDATED: 28/5/21


We continue to meet each Sunday at 10.30am at Cantell School including a full children's programme for 0-11s. Please drop off children from 3 upwards at their groups at 10.15am.

We can’t wait to see you there! But please ensure you and those attending with you understand our procedures before attending.

ARRIVING

  • There's no need to book in ahead of time. We've arranged things to make sure we've got space for you. 
  • Stay home and watch online if you or any of your household or those you've had recent contact with are showing common symptoms of COVID-19. If you in a vulnerable category, we also recommend you stay home. 
  • Dress warmly. For public health reasons, the venue is very well ventilated, so you'll need to be prepared for this, especially on cold days. You're welcome to bring a hot drink with you!
  • Arrive early - around 10-15 minutes before the gathering begins - so that you are able to complete Test & Trace, sanitise your hands and be seated safely.
  • Unless exempt (eg under-11s), you must wear a face covering indoors
  • You will be invited to participate in the NHS Test & Trace scheme. Regular church attenders will have their visits recorded on arrival. If you are visiting (or we don't already have your name and phone number) we will record these details using an iPad on the morning.  Your temperature will be checked with a contactless thermometer and you will have the opportunity to sanitise your hands. 
  • You will be able to choose either a distanced seat for your household only, or can sit in a row of six. This group of up to six is distanced from all other groups.

 

DURING THE GATHERINGS

  • There will be no congregational singing indoors, but we will have a live band and lead singers. You can join in by humming, speaking along or other non-verbal expressions! When outside we are permitted to sing. We ask that you wear a face covering when singing.
  • In our outdoor gatherings singing is permitted. 
  • You may interact with others in your group of up to six or two households indoors, but please do not interact with anyone outside that group indoors. 
  • Outdoors you may interact in a group of up to 30. This will be facilitated by means of zones indicated by coloured markers. Please do not mingle with others outside this group.

 


OTHER DETAILS

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 after attending one of our gatherings, we ask that you let us know.
  • Cafe Christ Church operates outdoors after the gathering. You will be seated in a colour coded zone denoted by a marker on your table. You must only interact with others in your zone (which will not exceed 30 people).
  • Toilets are available but these will be managed to ensure distancing.
  • Be assured that we have full cleaning procedures in place for the building.
  • The main gathering risk assessment is available here.
  • Still got questions? Ask away!


  

Please note: We are committed to loving and serving our community well and ensuring the safety of all around us. Our ability to continue meeting in person is reliant on the robustness and consistency of our Covid-security procedures and our determination to apply and enforce these and thereby keep risks negligible. In the case of any elevated risk, we reserve the right to cancel in-person gatherings with minimal notice. 


To make sure you are kept up to date with any change of plans or policy, please make sure you are signed up to the weekly Friday email: the email list is also used to communicate late-notice changes up to and including on Sunday.