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Covid-19 - Update October 2021
Dear Church Family
After our last Deacons meeting where we reviewed in detail the local COVID infection rates and hospitalisations, we now feel able to tell you about the plans we have formulated as we relax the COVID 19 social distancing and safety measures.
Our plan is that from this coming weekend ( Sunday 17th October ) we will be allowing you to make your own personal choice about wearing masks as you enter the church building whilst still asking you to continue to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the building. We would also ask you to remember to be sensitive regarding other people’s concerns and vulnerabilities about their own health and safety. We will not be taking names for the purpose of track and trace so if you want to continue to be involved in track and trace then we would encourage you to use the QR code on the table by the hand sanitiser.
For the time being we will still be asking you to put on a mask or face covering whilst you sing (except for those who are exempt) as singing increases the chance of infection. On that same note if you do find yourself suffering from any cold or flu like symptoms, please stay at home and make use of the Zoom facility which we will continue.
Our current plan is that from the 21st November we will be making the wearing of masks at church a matter of personal choice, including for singing, providing that local COVID circumstances and rates of infection stay low and Governmental or BU guidance does not change.
We know that there are some of you who are longing for the freedom to return to a full expression of our Sunday worship whether you have already returned on a Sunday morning or are joining us via ZOOM. We do pray that those of you who have not yet joined us in person on a Sunday morning will feel confident to do so in the very near future. Refreshments after the services will also resume as soon as we can get the kitchen crockery and equipment thoroughly cleaned and the equipment serviced and prepared for use.
Thank you so much for your patience in this matter and do please continue to pray for the safety of our church fellowship as we gather and if you do have any concerns, please contact one of the members of the Church Leadership Team.
Nathan and The Deacons
For the foreseeable future we will continue to broadcast live on Zoom. If you don’t feel able to come to the building then please join us online from 10:35am each Sunday.
At the beginning and end of the service there will be a chance to chat with the other Zoom participants, although you will be muted during the service itself.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the Zoom meeting.
Once a video recording of the sermon is available, you'll find a link to it on the church website at longbuckbybaptist.org.uk/sermon-video