Safety Protocol for Sunday Services

Issued 23rd March 2022

The following is the protocol for attendance at Sunday Services. 

Booking

- There is no longer a need to book a seat in advance
Before Leaving Home
- Please wash your hands
- Pick up a face covering if you wish to wear one
- Do not come to church if you are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus

On Arrival at Church

- Entry will be via the usual entrance to the church foyer
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance for use if required
- A paper copy of the newsletter will be available for collection on entry

During the Service

- The wearing of a face mask inside the building is no longer a legal requirement but you may continue to wear one if you wish to
- Some of the windows in the worship area will be open to allow a flow of air through the area (the heating will be on in the winter months)
- There will be no seat to seat offering collection, but a basket will be placed at the exit for offerings, and a card machine will also be available for those who prefer to give by this means
- The children’s and youth groups will normally join with the rest of the congregation for the first part of the service, before leaving to go to their rooms

At the End of the Service

- Exit via the designated exits
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the exits
- The Prayer Corner will be available for prayer
- If you go to the coffee area for a drink then we suggest that you collect your drink and return to the worship area to consume it or take it outside (as the ventilation is poor in the coffee area)
After the Service
- Anyone who tests positive for Coronavirus after attending a service, or other event, at church should inform the church by contacting the Administrator via email (admin@histonbaptist.org.uk)
- Anyone who tests positive should also report this to the NHS Test & Trace Service, and mention that they have attended a service or event at the church in the previous week