1. You should not come to the service if you are experiencing any symptoms related to covid-19 – cough, sore throat, fever. If you do cough or sneeze in the service, you should do that into a tissue and throw out the tissue and cleanse your hands.
  2. All those joining in worship (clergy and laity) should wear a mask to reduce transfer of respiratory droplets into the environment. Those who have a formal part in the liturgy (presiding, preaching, reading, interceding) may remove their face mask when they are actually speaking.
  3. When you come to Holy Trinity Church you are asked, if possible, to bring your own personal bottle of hand sanitizer. When you arrive you should use the sanitizer you have or from the bottle provided at the entrance.
  4. You will notice that the pews are marked out for where you can sit with a red heart. If you are a couple or family (up to three adults or two adults and children) can sit together on the pews marked out on the Epistle side of the church (when you face the altar, the right side of the church). The seats on the Gospel side of the church are for single persons.
  5. The liturgy/hymn sheet for the service will be already in those places marked out in the pews. They have not been used for at least 48 hours and handled only with sterilized hands so will be clean.
  6. There will be pre-recorded music but you are not to sing along, as this increases the risk of spreading infection.
  7. The sharing of the Peace of Christ will be done standing where we are without contact (except if you have come with someone from your household or as a couple).
  8. Communion is in one kind only – the consecrated bread, there will be no sharing of the cup. Anglican teaching has always been that, although it is preferable to receive in both kinds, a person receives the fullness of Christ in either the host or the cup.
  9. During communion 3 people will come forward at a time to the altar rail and stand (or kneel, but only if you can do so without touching the altar rail) keeping 2 meters apart, standing to the right or to the left and the third in the centre – then leaving in the opposite order (centre first and then one and the other). These three people will then return to their pews before the next three come forward. This way we will at all times keep 2 meters distance. This distancing is not required if you are from the same household.
  10. Each communicant should extend their hands to receive Holy Communion, with face covering in place. They should then lower or unloop the face covering, consume the consecrated bread and then replace the face covering before moving back to their place in the congregation.
  11. The Chaplain will cleanse his hands with alcohol before preparing the altar. During the celebration of Holy Communion, the breads will remain covered, with the exception of the priest’s host and the cup, which only the priest will receive. Just before administering communion the priest will again wash his hands with alcohol and will put on a face mask to administer. He will not touch peoples hands with his hand, only with the host. 
  12. We will leave the church without shaking hands and keeping 2 meters from each other.
  13. At each service we would ask for two volunteers to stay behind for a few minutes to wash down the surfaces (door, pews etc.) with alcohol in readiness for the next service.