Making Thundersley COVID-Secure

Update: From 10th December 2021 the COVID-19 Controls are Changing.

Introduction

Protecting everyone who comes through the doors at Thundersley Christian Spiritualist Church is our top priority. To ensure we remain COVID-Secure we maintain a Coronavirus Risk Assessment and associated guidelines to help us operate events safely.

Please read the following carefully to find out how our COVID-Secure controls will affect you:

Face Coverings

There legal requirement to wear face coverings in most public indoor venues including places of worship. Some people, including people with disabilities, are exempt from having to wear face coverings in any setting.  More information.

Limiting Numbers

We follow the government guidance on attendance as follows:

Activity Gathering Limit
Church Services
  • Our maximum capacity is 60.
Marriage Ceremonies
  • No Limits
  • Our maximum capacity is 60.
Funerals
  • No Limits
  • Our maximum capacity is 60.
Circles
  • No Limits
  • Our maximum capacity is 60.

Order of Service

We continue to review our order of service. Singing and praying are now permitted.

Refreshments & Shared Items

Our kitchen is now open for tea/coffee after services.

We will continue to limit the use of shared items to a minimum.

The library is reopen

All touch points are sanitized before and after events.

Singing

Singing will now be allowed.

The medium or presenter will use the microphone on the platform to amplify their voice.

Collections & Donations

We would gratefully receive donations however you are able including cash, card or PayPal (https://paypal.me/tcschurch), however there will be a collection box at the door. 

Contact Tracing 

Please enable to NHS Contact Tracing App while in Church. 

We may collect your contact details and store securely for 21 days to assist with contact tracing.  

Find out more in our Privacy Policy.

Ticketing

We are no longer requiring a tick to attend most events.

Physical Distancing

In line with government guidelines, we are returning to a larger capacity within the Church.  You should maintain a safe distance where possible.

Entering / Exiting the Building

Take care to create space when entering or existing the building.

Seating

The number of seats has been returned to 60.  Please maintain space while in Church.

Chairs are not placed face-to-face.

If you Feel Unwell

Please DO NOT come to Church if you feel unwell, even if you believe it is not Coronavirus.

If you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus you should contact your doctor or NHS 111 for advice.

Remember: we are broadcasting services online, so you can join in safely from home. 

Sanitizing & Cleaning 

We are maintaining increased levels of sanitization and cleaning, particularly at touch points such as entrance/exits, toilets, kitchens, chair-backs.  

60%+ Alcohol Sanitizer is placed around the Church for everyone to use.  We are also using anti-bacterial spray.

Please remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

A cleaning routine takes place before and after events.  In addition, most events have a gap of at least 48 hours between them.

Welfare Facilities 

Toilets will be open.  Disinfectant and sanitizer is available for before and after use.

Use disposable towels and throw them in the bins provided.

Ventilation

We are continue to ventilate the Church as best we can.

Those Over 70 or Vulnerable

You are more than welcome to come to Church. 

Healing

Healing will be available.