CofE Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

The Church of England has recently released guidance for churches on their response to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which includes hygiene in church, and the adoption of continuity plans. You can see it in full here.

At present,

  • We have suspended offering refreshments after church, or breakfasts, lunches or coffee mornings.
  • We are asking people to wash their hands in the washbasin with soap, on arrival at church or sanitise them with hand gel.
  • The priests are washing their hands before and after distributing communion.
  • In addition to receiving only in one kind, the bread, people need to receive communion standing up so as not to touch the communion rail and pass on infection that way.
  • No collection plate will be passed round. We will just have a retiring collection.
  • There will be no shaking of hands at all and in the Peace we will do sign language.
  • There will be a box of tissues at the entrance and a bin in which to put used tissues.
  • People handling cash are asked to do this wearing gloves, so I have ordered some gloves for this purpose.

Please stay updated by checking hobnob.org.uk/coronavirus for all further HOBNOB updates relating to coronavirus.

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