Ashford Reformed Baptist Fellowship

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Covid Guidance August 2021

From Sunday 1st August in view of the latest removal of Covid 19 Restrictions on 19th July the following guidance will be followed. The following changes reflect the cautious approach that is wise currently.

·        People who have any symptoms of Covid 19 including being unwell with a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste, must not to come to services.

·        Any people who have been told to isolate must not come to the service.


·        Those who attend will be encouraged to help reduce community spread by using regular lateral flow tests to detect asymptomatic cases.


·        Increased ventilation – always.


·        Good hygiene will be promoted.


·        Hand gel available and all encouraged to use.


·        Seating in households socially distanced by 1m except for children’s activities.


·        Group size and bubbles are no longer required.


·        Continued wearing of face coverings for adults and secondary aged pupils, to help protect the clinically vulnerable, particularly when singing.


·        Hymn singing – hymns will be sung with musical accompaniment.


·        Hymn books and bibles will be used once then store for a week before being used again.


·        Leaving the service will continue to be managed to avoid crowding.


·        People will be encouraged to talk outside rather than inside.


·        People will be encouraged to use the NHS track and trace app.


·        The frequently touched areas will be cleaned before leaving.

If someone develops symptoms of Covid whilst at the meetings of ARBF they will be asked to leave the meeting immediately. They will need to arrange a PCR test and use the NHS track and trace to follow up contacts. Enhanced cleaning will take place if someone has displayed symptoms. Close contact will also be advised to have a PCR test. If a positive case occurs at ARBF RMPS will be notified ASAP and vice versa.