COVID-19 Advice on Face Coverings
From 8 August, face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including places of worship, museums, galleries, cinemas and public libraries.
There are valid exemptions for some individuals and groups not to wear a face covering in these settings. In particular, those who are leading services or events in a place of worship, and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. distributing consumables). This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space.
We will update our detailed guidance documents once the government has published the revised regulations and guidance.
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe, whilst in our care, is an integral part of our Church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact:
In the Parish:
Georgina Evans, Child Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Tel: 01726 813866.
Kathy Dew, Vulnerable Adults Co-ordinator. Tel: 01726 61045.
In the Diocese:
Sarah Acraman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. Tel: 01872 274351.
Out of hours (after 5pm and weekends). Tel: 01208 251300.
In the case of an emergency:
Local Authority Children's Social Care. Tel: 0300 1231116.
Local Authority Adult's Social Care. Tel: 0300 1234131.