In The Midst of Devastation: An Opportunity for Innovation
This is a time to come together, be innovative, take risks, try new things, and lift up the name of Jesus.
Inevitably the current circumstances create restrictions, new protocols and require additional new administration controls but we are seeking to adopt methods that give us safe practices to be enabling church and core activities rather than close everything down. We will need to be accepting of an evolving picture. Please be assured that the matter is being given significant focus. We cannot remove all risks associated with the transmission of Covid-19, but with your help we can take pragmatic steps to reduce them. During the summer we will seek to enable outside events more frequently than using the church building. The main users of the building will be the employed staff team. Every event will require specific risks to be assessed.
To help minimise risk, the trustees and staff have 3 primary requests of the church membership :
If you, any family member or a person in your 'bubble' has coronavirus symptoms or is confirmed to have coronavirus please do not attend church or any activity in the church grounds. Seek medical guidance on when you may be safe to be out of isolation.
If you choose to attend an activity in church please follow all the instructions which will either be shared verbally or clearly indicated throughout the premises - these include using sanitizer stations, one way systems, disposal of rubbish, signing in and occupancy maximums for each area of church. The church kitchen facilities are inaccessible for the foreseeable future to all except staff team. The toilets will be available for those attending an event at BBC. However to reduce the risk to you, if you can avoid using them, then please do so.
Social distancing is a requirement in the church building and grounds and from 8 August all non staff should bring and wear masks, treating the church internal spaces as they do for public internal spaces such as shops. Each attendee is responsible for their actions to keep themselves and others safe.
Documentation covering all that is being actioned is constantly evolving - this note seeks to provide a transparent overview to church members. Any member who has specific questions about our Covid-19 safeguard planning should contact Rob Hallam directly. We thank you in advance for your understanding, support and compliance - we look forward to seeing more of you, even at a distance, in the weeks ahead.
With love and prayers in Christ Jesus
Bretton Baptist Church Leadership Team
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works
— Hebrews 10:24 (ESV)