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St Paul’s church is once again open. So contact the church office to reserve a seat. However, if you can’t get a seat our services are live on Facebook each Sunday morning at 10:15 click here to watch.
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Staying Safe on a Sunday at our service.
This last 18 months have been like no other and we’ve all had to change the way we live our lives. This includes how we’ve met as the congregation of St Paul’s.
What’s becoming clear is that COVID-19 will continue to impact our lives for the foreseeable future – and as a result, we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk it presents to ourselves and others.
Each of us will have to use our own personal judgement to manage our own risk.
Here at St Paul’s, we will continue to do all we reasonably can to protect each other, but there are steps everyone can take to reduce the risk of transmission.
It’s important that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or anyone who has been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, DOES NOT ATTEND ST PAUL’S CHURCH.
Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test.
The good news is that we are now not mandating the wearing of facemasks within St Paul’s Church building – this means we are not expecting you to wear a facemask, but of course, you can if you feel you want to.
We want to thank all those who took on board our wishes for the last month or so and continued to wear facemasks. We know this has been difficult for some people, but by complying with this, you have shown respect and courtesy to others.
The Government still expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas (such as on public transport), so you may feel it’s appropriate to wear masks in crowded areas and moments at St Paul’s – for example, near the entrance, exit and when collecting refreshments from a crowded area of the church.
You no longer have to sit two seats apart, but smiley face cards can be collected from stewards on entrance to the church to place on seats around you to indicate that you would prefer some space.
Please be mindful of those who are cautious and respect their request for others to keep their distance.
We will continue to provide the QR code at entrance to St Paul’s and would ask everyone to scan in or a steward can sign you in on the door if you prefer.
Over and above this, several simple and effective personal hygiene behaviours can also continue to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. These include:
- Using hand sanitiser on entrance and exit and washing your hands with soap and water regularly while at St Paul’s.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and washing your hands before and after if you do need to touch your face.
- Covering your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze, or sneezing into the crook of your elbow (not your hands) if you do not have a tissue.
Thank you for your ongoing support and the way you continue to show respect and courtesy to others in the congregation.
St Paul’s Senior Leadership Team