The leadership of The King’s House would like to commend every member of the Church for your exceptional resilience and faith in God throughout this season of unprecedented global upheaval.
Thank you for staying focused on God, participating on our Online Services and contributing in different ways to support our Church and members for the last 14 weeks. We salute you for your support and your faithfulness.
As you may be aware, the UK Government has finally given Churches the go-ahead to start meeting on their premises from this weekend. However, the guidelines for the safe use of Places of Worship was only released this Tuesday.
The guidelines mandates us to do a thorough Covid-19 Risk Assessment of our building, and put several Public Health procedures in place to make it safe for our members and visitors. (See procedures below).
As a result, we expect to hold our first live Worship Service after the lockdown on Sunday the 19th July 2020. We will also continue to stream all our Services online.
We have also decided to do a test-run of our live Sunday Service with a select group of people next weekend (12th July), to make sure that the changes and procedures we put in place work as planned.
Finally, we would like to assure all our members, visitors and stakeholders that we will only open up the Church building after putting in robust health and safety measures aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all attendees at our Services.
As part of our efforts to facilitate your health and safety on the premises, the following measures below will be put in place when physical Services resume:
We would be asking you to register before you are admitted into the building for each Service. You’ll have an opportunity to do so electronically via a registration form. Registration can be done days ahead or done just before entering the building. No one, including children or youth, will be allowed in without registering. (You will get more information later.)
If you are classified as an at-risk person due to your age (70 years and above) or with underlying health conditions, we would like to encourage you to stay at home and continue to enjoy the Online Services from the comfort of your home—for now. We will aim to make the services as enriching and enjoyable for those participating online as for those on the premises.
The Children’s Church will continue online for now and can be watched at the scheduled time of 10.30am on Sundays, or at anytime that works best for each family. The youth are encouraged to attend the Main Service, but their Zoom meetings will continue to hold each Sunday, at a later time which will be communicated to them. Children and youth can attend the main Sunday Service along with their parents or guardians, but they will need to register to attend as well. (You will get more information later.)
We will not be opening the building for mid-week Bible Studies or Prayer Meetings. All midweek Service will continue Online for the foreseeable future.
Following the government guidelines, all attendees will be required to maintain the required minimum distance (presently 1M+ to 2M) between yourself and those who are not of the same household when you are in the premises. Members of the same Household will be allowed to sit together where possible.
Upon entry into the building, you will be required to use hand sanitiser at the entrance. There will also be hand sanitiser locations around the building for your use.
The workers who will be serving you will use appropriate personal protective equipment such as hand gloves and face masks. Though not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to bring your face coverings with you if you feel that you require one, but we will also have extra face coverings available in the foyer.
All main touch points in the building will be regularly cleaned with approved cleaning agents before and after Services. The premises will also be ventilated using an industrial ventilation machine, before and after Services.
We ask you to please follow the precise instructions of the teams that will be serving you—for seating in the auditorium, using the facilities and for leaving the premises—to ensure that we all adhere to the social distancing requirements and other measures for protecting your health.
Note: If any of the Government guidance changes, we will endeavour to inform you and reflect it in our plans where appropriate.
We continue to thank God for keeping you and your loved ones safe throughout this season. Ultimately, our trust is in the living God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has promised to protect us from all evil. (Psalms 121:7-8 / Isaiah 43:2 / Psalm 91.)
May the Lord continue to make His face shine on you and fill you with His Peace—in Jesus Name. Amen!
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