Safety information and risk assessments

The leadership team and group leaders at Romsey Methodist Church have been working hard to become COVID-Secure. Here you can find general guidance and specific measures that have been put in place to keep groups meeting at the church safe.

General Safety Advice in relation to Covid-19

The following Guidelines (these are subject to change) will assist in your safety (and those of others) if and when you visit the building.

Please be aware that some restrictions have now been reintroduced as there is still a pandemic relating to Covid-19, and that individually we may be also more prone to other viruses such as influenza and Norovirus (Vomiting bug). In particular, if you are clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable you must assess very carefully whether it is wise for you to attend or perform a duty: your health is important. Watching the services on-line is an alternative.

Do not come onto the premises if you are unwell with any respiratory virus. If you suspect that you have been in contact with a person infected with the Covid-19 virus we recommend that you perform a lateral flow test and take appropriate action. If you are self-isolating you should not come onto the premises.

By regulation you are required to wear a face covering whilst on the premises, except if you are exempt from this regulation. The face covering may be removed when participating in Holy Communion, addressing the congregation and consuming refreshments. Whilst removal of the face covering is allowed also for singing, we strongly recommend that you are mindful of others should you choose to remove your face covering.

We recommend that you sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the building.

You may choose to sit remotely from others if you feel more comfortable or wish to worship quietly. If you sit in the Quiet Zone, please sing very softly and wear a face covering.

Please be aware air filtration and purification systems will be in use to provide a safer environment. Stewards may open doors to improve ventilation depending upon the number of people present.

Please be sensitive to the needs and comfort of others.

Take care, keep safe and we look forward to seeing you again.