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Post COVID-19 Update

Church is the people, not the building.
Covid-19 may have changed our style of worship for over a year but we are delighted that we are now able to welcome you back into the building without the need to book.
Join us Sunday mornings from 10:30am
Alternatively you can join our livestreamed services at 

Guidelines for 15 October onwards

We are committed to continually review these guidelines as the UK returns, albeit slowly, to the new ‘norm’.

SINGING: This is allowed but for the protection of those around you we ask you to wear a face covering when singing

FACE COVERINGS: Although no longer required by law, we recommend you wear a face covering as much as possible whilst within the building

SEATING: We are placing more chairs into the sanctuary however if you wish to keep social distanced from others, there are cards at the entrance to place on the chairs either side of you to ensure they remain free.

FELLOWSHIP: We are now serving tea and coffee indoors and ask that, upon collection, you return to the sanctuary where there is more space to drink and have fellowship.

CLEANING schedules have been amended in line with Government guidance and there continues to be increased hand sanitiser around the building

VENTILATION: whilst in the building doors and windows will be opened to create the recommended airflow. As the temperature drops, it will become more difficult to heat the building and recommend you dress warmly whilst ventilation remains critical to the fight against the spread of the virus.

SMALL GROUPS: have restarted in homes or at the church whilst following the good practices required to help prevent the spread of the virus

LIVESTREAMING: we continue to livestream the services and will endeavour to not film children unless pre-agreed.
Please be aware that:
1. If you sit on the front 2 rows, you may be caught on camera.
2. If your child appears unexpectedly on the stage or within the front 2 rows, they may be caught on camera.
We would ask that if you do not want your child to appear on camera, you prevent this from happening.

Please continue to be mindful of the needs of others and keep in mind the good practices required to help prevent the spread of the virus.
If you are unwell with any coronavirus symptoms, please stay home.

We promise to continue to do all we can to keep you safe and we encourage sensitivity to one another’s needs.

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Thatcham Baptist Church
Wheelers Green Way
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01635 867054