Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit

Faith, Hope and Love

In Church Service Guidance.

As you know, the restrictions regarding worship have now been lifted somewhat.
The CLT has been in consultation with our acting Superintendent Rev. Andy Fyall of the Stamford circuit.  Please see the copy of the statement View produced by the Stamford circuit and endorsed by ourselves which offers advice and encouragement as things progress.
The main area of concern is around singing.  We have missed singing together, but we would encourage you to think about this carefully.
The droplets we expel as we talk, sing and laugh spread the virus and singing spreads these droplets more forcefully than regular speech.  There are suggestions on the document which you may find helpful.  As the CLT in this circuit, we would recommend that people continue to wear facemasks where possible to ensure the safety of those around us.  This practice is being encouraged in many public places and so we ask you to consider this as a way to demonstrate our care for others.

Guidance for attending Churches.

We recommend that you continue to wear face coverings correctly fitted to cover mouth and nose, before entering, during the service* and after leaving the building, apart from those who are exempt.

*Singing. We recommend/request that a face covering is worn whilst singing. We also encourage that you sing 'gently'.

Hand sanitiser is to be used on entry to the building.

All areas including toilets, kitchens and store areas are still not accessible. These areas have been deep cleaned and remain Covid19 safe. Only disabled toilets remain open for emergency use.

The floor areas may be marked with 2 metre spacings to assist with social distancing. Seating will retain spacing using the area available. When the building is in use, all windows will be opened.

Everyone should continue to register via the NHS Covid-19 app. (Where the QR Code is displayed on the entrance door) or a track and trace form, in the event that the church is informed of positive Covid19 testing.

Refreshments will not be available afterwards.

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