Keeping everyone as safe as possible.
We are committed to taking the steps necessary to keep everyone safe, whilst continuing to offer worship in church for those who wish to attend. We are fortunate that through investment in technology and the dedication of our team you can join us online for many of our services if you prefer.
“Lateral Flow before you go…” This slogan, coined by the Government, encourages us all to take a free rapid Lateral Flow Test before attending any social gathering or event. Please take a test before coming to church and stay at home if you have a cold or Covid symptoms. (click here to order free tests by post, or click here to get a code and collect tests from a pharmacy)
Our doors are open, and so are the windows! Before the services, we will open the windows in the chancel and keep the West Door open. This will create further air-flow to improve ventilation – so wrap up warm!
Social Distancing. Alternate pews will be closed, which will help us to keep a safe distance. – This will reduce the capacity of the church, so it may be necessary to turn people away. We also encourage you not to hang around inside.
Refreshments Al Fresco. Because you can’t drink tea, coffee or mulled wine whilst wearing a face-covering, we will be serving refreshments outside where it will be safer to mix and chat – and easier to do so at a safe distance.
Carry on with face coverings. The government has made wearing face coverings mandatory at indoor venues. This means a mask and not a visor, except for those who have a valid exemption. Thank you for your help with this out of consideration for others.
Some good news The figures published yesterday show that cases in Wheathampstead are lower than they have been since early October. However, there is no room for complacency given the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. We review national and local data regularly and will send a further update about Christmas services in the next few days.
Many thanks for your ongoing support. Please continue to pray for protection over our church family, the community around us and our nation.
God bless you – Richard.