Current COVID Measures cover image

Current COVID Measures

What you can expect

Sunday Services

Dil F35 Emcot Wpy Unsplash

With the discovery of the new Omicron variant, we are, of course, keen to keep us all as safe as possible without wishing to impose more stringent measures.

Having talked the situation through as a Leadership Team and with the Trustees, whilst we will be maintaining the level of measures currently in place, we would ask us all to be extra sensitive to the needs of others by following the current guidelines in place.

We will keep the situation under review and will advise you as to any further changes that become necessary over the coming weeks.

Entrances & Exits
We will be opening up all the entrances to the school and you will be free to use whichever doors are most accessible.

Sign-In & Coloured Stickers
As the school is no longer requiring registration details, we will not be using sign-in sheets, but do feel free to sign-up to the calendar event if you would like to let us know you are planning on joining us. We will still be using self-selected coloured stickers (Green/ Amber/ Red) to continue to make clear to others your appetite for risk.

Layout
In order to create a more intimate feel, we will be moving the band to a smaller stage on the floor and re-arranging the chairs in a more informal layout, maintaining a degree of distancing.

Tea & Coffee
We are delighted that we will be resuming tea & coffee in the Main Hall from 10am - 10:30am. Please bring your own reusable cups as we only have a limited number of mugs available for those who are new. After the service, hot drinks will be available from our Coffee Cart vendor, which you will be free to drink either outside or inside in the refectory on the lower ground floor.

Ministry
We will also continue to create space for ministry at the end of the service and would encourage you to come with any words or impressions you may feel the Lord has given you. During ministry we politely request that both those being ministered to and those ministering wear face coverings and maintain a reasonable distance from one another. Please ask permission from those being ministered to before laying-on of hands.

Face Coverings
In accordance with current Government Guidance ('You should wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed areas where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet.'), we will continue to encourage the wearing of masks (unless medically exempt), especially when singing.

Red Zone
For those who, for whatever reason, still don't feel comfortable, we will be keeping the balcony area as a 'red' zone where more COVID-secure measures will remain in place.

VKids & Youth
For our younger members, VKids & Youth have resumed normal service.

And finally...
Whilst we appreciate that some of you may feel these measures are an unnecessary precaution, we would ask you to bear with us during these challenging times as we seek to create as safe a space as possible for those in our church community who are most vulnerable.

'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matt 25:45

Please do not attend if you're unwell; have have household cases; are self-isolating due to having had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 10 days (high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a change or loss to your sense of taste or smell); if you're self-isolating for 10 days due to contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, or if you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

You can check Government Guidance here: Government Guidance COVID

What you can expect

The Yard

Jackie Zhao Vjfl Cow9 Zw Unsplash

Given the restricted space available at the Yard, unless medically exempt, we would kind ask all our volunteers & guests to continue wearing masks.

A range of COVID-secure measures remain in place at the Yard and we would be happy to discuss these with you when you arrive.

Please do not attend if you're unwell; have have household cases; are self-isolating due to having had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 10 days (high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a change or loss to your sense of taste or smell); if you're self-isolating for 10 days due to contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, or if you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Rosie Kerr Gz0 Px Bypfs8 Unsplash

'They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'

Acts 2:42

SWLV cookies policy

To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. We have published a new cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about what cookies are set, when they expire and and how we use them. Cookies policy