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CHURCH IS closed

for in-person worship 

Please kindly note that this is only in strict adherence to the government's guidelines on COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE 7TH NOVEMBER 2020

  • Unfortunately, COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. 

  • We must all now continue to be vigilant so we can to control the spread of the deadly virus. 

  • Right now, the distinct most vital action we can all take, in combating COVID-19, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

 

GOVERNMENT ACTION

 That is why, from last Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is took the following action:

  1. Requires people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.

  2. Has prohibited gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.

  3. Has ordered the closure of certain businesses and venues.

 

STAY AT HOME

This means you that must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. 

These include:

  • for childcare or education, where this is not provided online

  • for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people’s homes)

  • to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place - with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

  • for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies, or to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm - such as domestic abuse

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which should be as infrequent as possible

  • to visit members of your support bubble or provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer

 

BUSINESSES AND VENUES

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close.

These include:

  • all non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes

  • indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks,

  • entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and other animal attractions, botanical gardens;

  • personal care facilities such as hair, beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services, non-medical acupuncture, and tanning salons.

Food shops, supermarkets, garden centres and certain other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open. 

 

WEDDINGS, CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS, RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND FUNERALS

  • Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend.

  •  Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. 

  • Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

  • Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

    1. PLACES of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

  • Funerals

  • To broadcast acts of worship

  • Individual prayer

  • Formal childcare or where part of a school

  • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks

  • Other exempted activities such as some support groups

 

SCHOOLS REMAIN OPEN

For more information visit – www.gov.uk – Guidance – New National Restrictions from 5th November 

 

IN THE MEANTIME:

  • Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing)

  • You should minimise time spent outside your home and when around other people ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space’

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds

  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

In the light of the above, Shiloh Tabernacle will be closed for in-person worship – we will continue to stream our services straight into your living room – until such a time when the lockdown is lifted.

 

Let’s all adhere to these government regulations so we can all stay safe.

Please remember that we are available to minister to you on phone and on zoom.

 

God bless you all and stay safe.

 

Reuben Guma

SHILOH TABERNACLE

Tel: 02038574152

church@shiloh.org.uk

Unit 9 Block 1

Docakyard Industrial Estate

Woolwich Church Street

London

SE18 5PQ

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