A Growing Church in a Growing Town

Coronavirus update and Risk Assessment documentation

Updated: 16th October 2021

To all at Ashford Baptist Church,

Following our recent meeting, please see a summary below of requirements for those attending on a Sunday, commencing on Sunday 17th October 2021.

It is lovely to see more of us returning to church in person and enjoying each other’s fellowship. While we have been able to relax some COVID restrictions, let us continue to be mindful of the needs of each other, including the more vulnerable among us. In this spirit, we would like to entrust the following to you:- 

To allow for appropriate spacing in seating, and available ground-floor seats for those that need them,

  • Please arrive in good time via Station Road Entrance for signing in and to be seated (doors open at 10 o’clock).
  • Please consider being seated upstairs where able.
  • If you would feel cold sitting by a window, which is open for ventilation, please consider sitting in the middle section of the church. Please do not close any window yourself. 
  • Please be patient while waiting to be directed to your seats by stewards, who will consider your preferences. 
  • Please continue to maintain the current spacing in seating: 1 or 2 vacant seats either side between 2 households in the same row, and where possible vacant seats immediately in front and behind occupied seats. 
  • Please be aware we are currently reserving seating for families towards the rear of the church on either side. 

Also 

  • Please wear a mask when singing, speaking in an open prayer, speaking to another household or when away from your seat in the building, unless exempted by age or on medical grounds. 
  • Singers, ministers and those speaking from the front, will be taking a lateral flow test, to allow for screens to be removed.   
  • Please wear a mask when singing, speaking in an open prayer, speaking to another household or when away from your seat in the building, unless exempted by age or on medical grounds. 
  • Please consider the option of doing a free lateral flow test, prior to attending church to protect one another.
  • The updated full risk assessment will be available on the church’s website.
  • The Risk Assessment Team and Diaconate will be reviewing the covid control measures towards the end of October. 

Your help for one another is much appreciated.

The risk assements below are constantly being reviewed:

We would also draw your attention to the privacy notice in how we deal with your personal data.  Please note that when you provide your personal details, you are consenting to it being used in line with our current Privacy Notice.

As you will see from these documents, we will all have to adhere to the guidance given, to ensure we provide a safe environment in which to meet together again.

May the sovereign, compassionate and almighty God hold us all in the palm of his hand, and may we uphold one another in our prayers.

Yours in Christ,

The ABC Leadership Team