COVID-19

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.

The premises are situated in an area where National Restrictions (Stay at Home) apply. It is important to appreciate that these restrictions require people to minimise their overall number of contacts.

You must follow these instructions whether you have received or acquired immunisation to Covid-19: you may still be able to transmit the infection.

Please be aware that with current National Restrictions the premises will be open only to:

  1. Those persons required to develop and broadcast services of worship
  2. Limited numbers for those attending services of worship
  3. Those persons organising and/or attending Support Groups
  4. The cleaner and others by appointment with the Property Steward

Please:

Before attending any event or performing a duty weigh up the risk: benefit to yourself. Each activity will have a specific risk assessment and control measures will be in place to minimise risk of transmission of the virus. 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.

Do not come onto the premises if you have any sign of Covid-19 symptoms.

It is a legal requirement that if you are self-isolating you must not come onto the premises.

Please be aware that our worship services may be streamed on YouTube.

Observe all signs, directions and instructions both outside and inside the building.
Observe social distancing throughout the premises (2 metres).

Entry and exit to the building will be dependent upon which service of worship you will be attending. For the services in the sanctuary please use the main front entrance. For services in the hall please use the side entrance via the sidewalk.

You must wear a face covering on the premises, except when participating in Holy Communion.

No refreshments will be served and you may wish to bring your own bottle of water.

You must sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the building.

You will be invited to provide and give your consent upon entry (or through a prior booking system) your contact details, and/or to use the NHS app and scan the QR code mounted close to the entry point. Providing a record of your attendance supports public health requirements. The details that the church collect will be kept secure and held for 21 days only.

Minimise the number of surfaces, handles or objects that you touch. Please note that hymn books and bibles will not be distributed.

Do not meet or mingle with those outside your household or support bubble.
Please be aware that the building will be well ventilated and you may wish to dress accordingly. Please be aware air filtration and purification systems will be in use.

If you are in the building for a lengthy period, wash your hands frequently.

As you exit the building please adopt social distancing and do not mingle with others.

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