We have put together some information to help us as we gather physically.
TAVERHAM EVANGELICAL CHURCH (TEC)
Registered Charity No. 1087197
Gathering Together - keeping you safe
In order to be able to meet together safely there are number of things we have in place. We have a list of instructions in place to ensure everyone feels comfortable and safe getting together.
In order to be able to meet together for church services we have to gather some personal information, e.g. name, email and phone number, for the Government's Test and Trace to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
When you register for a church service, or another church event during the Covid-19 pandemic, then we are required by law to gather your personal details which will be passed onto the NHS Test and Trace service should someone within our church family experience Covid-19 symptoms and/or have a positive test.
We will do our absolute best to make our church services and events as safe as possible but, if you are clinically vulnerable to Covid-19, you may want to consider carefully whether or not to attend the service; the decision is up to you.
If you suspect you may have Coronavirus, have had a negative test or have been in contact with someone who has Coronavirus, please do not attend the meeting.
If you attend the service and become unwell with Covid-19 related symptoms, please leave the service immediately contacting TEC either via email or phone ASAP
Phone: 01603 860 192
Please can we ask everyone in attendance to wear a face covering whilst entering, leaving or moving around in the building. Face coverings may be removed when seated or standing in your place. The need for face coverings does not apply to those under 11 yrs and those who are exempt for medical reasons.
Social distancing rules are no longer legally required, but we would ask the congregation to continue to exercise social distancing out of consideration for anyone attending that is clinically vulnerable.. Seating will be arranged to provide extra spacing between chairs.
There will be hand sanitiser available as you arrive, please use this before entering the service.
Arriving and Leaving
Where possible please refrain from congregating together in the foyer and after the service. Please head straight into the main hall when you arrive and leave as soon as you can afterwards.
In advance of the service the chairs will be set out in a manner that takes account of individuals and bubbles registered to attend.
Since the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the congregation are now allowed to sing.
We can't wait to see all of our children but please can we ask that as a family you remain together throughout the service, and that children refrain from running around the hall. Please do bring and take away with you resources for your child/children to do during the service.
We will be sharing communion together. Items for Communion will be provided at each of our services.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refreshments.
Tithes and Offerings
Please can we encourage you, where possible, to continue tithing online. If however you are unable to do this, there will be a collection point at the exit.
There will be limited facilities available (one disabled toilet) and each person is asked to follow the sanitising instructions which will be displayed.
If you have any questions please do contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org