remaining limits on social contact are removed.
may meet with whom and with as many as they wish, both indoors and
distancing is no longer demanded in any setting.
restrictions on the numbers including those within weddings, funerals and
other life events are removed.
coverings are no longer mandatory in any setting.
are no restrictions on singing or playing instruments.
Nevertheless, as infections continue to rise, the
Government recommends continuing caution. Good ventilation, diligence in
hygiene, wearing a face covering in enclosed and crowded spaces, and limiting
contact with those we do not live with, are all noted as beneficial
In the light of this, together with the advice from the Baptist Union, the
Deacons recommend that it is both sensible and appropriate for ACBC to continue
to take some measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
At ACBC, we have a responsibility to protect their staff, congregations,
communities, and other users of our buildings. However, the Deacons would
recommend that we proceed carefully. We have removed all signage in the
church and hall. If you choose to remain in your home bubbles, that is
fine; if you choose to mix that is at your own discretion.
If you feel you would like to continue wearing a mask in church, again this is
at your discretion. Communion and the weekly offertory will continue as
is currently and this will be reviewed in early September 2021.
As we fast approach the holiday season, we have also taken the decision to not
serve refreshments after the church service as lots of people are away and it
would prove difficult to put together a rota for the kitchen. This again
will be reviewed in early September 2021.
We will also start to open up other church activities in early September 2021;
further details to follow on this.
We are continuing to review all guidance documentation and with suggestions of
questions that churches should now consider and recommendations of best
practice and we will continue to monitor going forward and keep you updated as
best we can.