“Plan B” Covid-19 Restrictions
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and safe.
As I am sure most of you are already aware the Government has published updated guidance following the announcement of the implementation of the Plan B restrictions.
In response to this the Church of England has also issued updated guidance and should you wish to read the full guidance you can do so by following this link.
The salient points that we all need to take responsibility for adhering to are as follows
- Unless there is a valid exemption, face masks should be worn in all places of worship.
- Face masks can be removed when leading a service or undertaking a reading
- We can continue to sing in church but it is recommended that face masks are worn wherever possible
- Covid passports will NOT be required for entry into places of worship
With the Christmas season fast approaching I am mindful that it is at this time of year that we see many more visitors in our church buildings. While I am keen that we continue with our planned Christmas services, it is important that we do so as safely as possible so all who attend services will be required to wear a mask, unless exempt or under the age of 11.
We are able to continue to offer refreshments after our services and indeed as part of our ongoing hospitality to the community but again it will be necessary to ensure that we do so in as safe a way as possible.
As we look towards the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ I know that as a parish family we will work together to enable the Gospel to continue to be proclaimed through our actions and our prayers
With my love , prayers and blessings