Update 23rd July 2021

Easing Of Restrictions at St Giles

It's been decided that measures in St.Giles to minimise the spread of COVID-19 should remain largely unchanged for the next 3 Sundays (25th July - 8th August inclusive). A reminder of the practises we are encouraging and recommending that people continue with:

Recommended practices:

  • people invited to gel their hands on entry to and exit from church
  • register of attendees kept
  • people do not sit directly behind or alongside anyone not in their household, unless agreeable to all parties
  • face masks continue to be worn
  • Communion in one kind only (bread), distributed from standing position at step
  • one way system retained for receiving Communion
  • doors left open if not too cold, to improve ventilation

Changes to recent practices:

  • remove one-way system for finding seat on entry
  • introduce limited congregational singing, but with masks on.People not wearing masks politely asked not to sing, but to hum


It is intended to ease the measures step-by-step on a 3 weekly basis as conditions allow.

 

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More general information can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

For the latest government response please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

For the latest health advice from the NHS please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/