Covid-19 UPDATE

August 30th 2020

Dear Church Family, 

Words can’t express how much I have missed gathering together in person over the past few months, and while it’s been wonderful to hear how so many of you have come together to support and serve one another in different and digital ways during this time.

 

I’m pleased to confirm that we are remaining opening on Sunday morning's for private prayer during this current four weeks of lock down. We are not able to hold a service, but you are free to come along to WCCC anytime between 10.30am and 11.30am to spend time in an atmosphere of worship in order to pray. You can come alone, in your household, or in your bubble. So if you want to pop in for a few minutes of the full hour, we will be here to welcome you.

Our pastor's message will be broadcast live on facebook at 10am each Sunday, and a conference call for those without the internet will begin at 9.45am.

 

Our usual covid safety protocols will be in place and will need to be followed.

We can’t wait to welcome you back in time for Advent and Christmas, but before you walk through the church doors, I want to remind you that reopening and staying open is a team effort. We’re doing all we can to make sure you’re safe and comfortable and we need your help, too. 

What WCCC is doing... 

  • Having one point of entry and exit equipped with hand sanitiser, and limiting capacity in the hall to allow enough space for social distancing. 

  • Asking for your contact details as you enter, in order to keep a record for 21 days for the government test and trace programme. (You are within your rights to decline to do this if you wish.)

  • Providing face-coverings if you’ve forgotten yours, as these are presently mandatory.

  • Making the crèche available for one family per week.

  • Limiting touch by not serving refreshments after the service, nor passing the offering basket. The offering basket will be placed at the exit for those that prefer to continue giving that way.

  • Sanitising high-touch surfaces before and after services. 

  • Helping anyone who becomes unwell with Covid-19 like symptoms during the meeting, to leave and get home and asking them to seek clinical help if necessary, and follow government guidelines.

  • Staying abreast of coronavirus case trends and best practices for a safe environment.

What you need to do... 

  • Pre-book your place, indicating which service you would like to attend, as this help us to prepare enough seats for everyone to attend safely. (Space is limited, so seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.) You can book your seat by contacting Kerry Burston via our church website/ church email by 6pm on the Thursday before that coming Sunday.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the service begins, and practise social distancing (currently 2 meters apart). If there is a long queue or the weather is bad, please wait in your car until it’s clear to come in.

  • The law currently requires you to wear a face covering whilst inside the building. This requirement is because: “…if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with.” 

  • Bring your own hand sanitiser. But we’ll have some at the entrance and exit for those who don’t have any. 

  • Practice social distancing, which unfortunately means avoiding hugs and handshakes for now between persons from different households or established bubbles.

  • Choose the safest worship experience for you. If you’re not able to attend for the reasons stated at the start of this letter, please continue watching online and stay in touch with our church community through virtual groups on Zoom and Facebook etc. 

Whether you join us online or in person, we love you and we’ll see you soon. 

May God continue to keep you by His amazing grace.

Yours in Christ

Glenn.

 

Contact details for pre-booking:

wykeccc@gmail.com        wykeccc.org         

WCCC COVID Risk Assessment 

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