Coronavirus Update 15 03 2020
The Colchester Methodist Circuit Leadership Team met this afternoon and the following are the recommendations from that meeting: –
Church Services & Meetings:
Church services and church meetings will continue until advice from the Methodist Church/the government directs otherwise.
If circumstances arise where it is not possible to provide a leader for worship, information will be provided as to where worship is being maintained and can be attended.
Each church will set up its own communications network such that members and friends know who to contact if they have a need.
Members and friends who feel themselves vulnerable should be at liberty not to meet. They should be made aware of who they can contact for service/study material.
Members and friends who feel unwell should remain at home, in their own interests and that of others.
Hire of Church Premises:
Where groups hire church premises these activities should be allowed to continue.
It is recommended that a risk assessment is carried out for groups hiring church premises. This should include any risk there might be to the persons leading activities.
Care should be taken to facilitate any cleaning of rooms and equipment necessary between hire groups and activities.
Churches should make themselves cognisant of the current recommendations regarding the well-being of persons whilst on church premises, e.g. not handshaking, ensuring hand washing facilities, using paper towels rather than ‘blow-dry’ equipment, etc.
The Circuit Study Day scheduled for 4th April 2020 has been postponed indefinitely.
The Leadership Team Meeting scheduled for 24th March and the Circuit Meeting scheduled for 1st April will go ahead as planned.