We have created this page because we wanted to make you aware of our current thinking. Please watch this space as further updates will follow as the situation evolves.
Changes from the 4th July
The Government announced yesterday 23rd June that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July, providing physical distancing remains in place and that no more than 30 people attend, this figure will depend on the size of building and specific circumstances and is primarily given as guidance to weddings. We are aware that many will be understandably cautious at this news.
We will not be returning to normality overnight – this is the next step on a journey. We are waiting for detailed advice and guidelines from the government as to what this looks like. At this time, it is not our intention to open the Chapel on the 5th July
We are aware that there will be restrictions and it remains vital that we play our part to ensure that we limit the spread of the virus to protect each other, especially the most vulnerable.
This has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, especially for those who have been ill, who have suffered financial hardship, or those that are suffering emotional stress due to concern for themselves and those they love. We are aware that this is not over, so we must continue to be a community of hope, faith and love to one another and to the wider community within Gloucester and beyond.
We will publish updates here as and when they are made available.
Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds. Instead of singing happy birthday, try reciting the Lords Prayer.
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
Only travel on public transport if you need to
Work from home, if you can
Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
Avoid events with large groups of people
Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
If you are currently self isolating and need support please complete the form below as we would love to help.