COVID-19 Measures [Updated 30/11/20]

Since the latest nation-wide lock down and tier based restrictions on the UK, we have amended our COVID-19 Measures accordingly in keeping with the government guidance. We want to open our doors while staying safe and being sensible. You must sign up in one of the following ways:

– On our website lifespring.uk.com
– My ChurchSuite App
– Telephone 01902 313121
– Email: info@lifespring.uk.com

As the weeks go by the seating demand is growing and a waiting list forming. We want to be fair to everyone who wants to attend so we are asking you to take note of the following reminders:

– Please sign up for Sunday services by 4.00pm on Fridays. This gives time for our team to send you a confirmation email and plan your seating.
– Please arrive before 10.00am for Sunday services. Late arrivals make seating difficult and your seats may be given to others hoping to get in.
– Please honour your seat booking. Non-attendance means other people who wanted to attend are unable to.

Safety Measures

In order to ensure the safety of our church members, we will be doing the following during our Sunday services:

Non-Households
Only persons in your household or support bubble are able to sit together in pods.

2 meter spacing and seating
When signing up to attend a service, you must let us know how many people are attending with you so we can ensure enough chairs have been set up for your bubble and spaced out appropriately and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Masks
Please wear a mask at all times unless you are seated at your pod.

Foot operated door handles
We have installed foot holds onto frequently used doors to enable you to open doors without touching them.

Hand sanitation and mask stations
When entering the building, you will be asked to use hand sanitiser. Masks are available at the same stations which are located throughout the building.

Air ventilation
Fresh air is constantly being pumped into the auditorium. Our air ventilation system completely cycles the air in the auditorium several times every 30 minutes.

Continued online streaming for those who cannot attend
We will continue to offer our online streaming both on Facebook and our YouTube channel.

Various other measures
We are seeking professional advice and keeping a close eye on the government guidelines. We will be updating our safety measures and procedures as we receive new information.

Cancellations
We understand that unforeseen circumstances do happen and you might have to cancel your place. Please make sure you do this as soon as you know that you are no longer able to come so that we can reallocate your seat. You can text John Blackah on 07943 043965 any time up until the morning of the service. If you do not let us know you are no longer able to make it, this will be classed as a ‘non-attendance’ and may mean that you are not permitted to sign up for future events.

You are welcome to bring your own masks and sanitisers

Before You Arrive on Sunday

Please see the following bullet points ahead of your arrival in order for us to work together to respectfully follow guidelines during COVID-19.
– Please arrive no earlier than 9:30am.
– No touching or hugging with anyone outside of your bubble.
– You are welcome to bring your own communion (bread and juice) to take during the service.

Young Families

We are a church that values family! We are hosting family services every two weeks where you can sign up to join us in person. Check our website lifespring.uk.com for more details and to sign up for the next one.

Worship

Through our assessment of the government guidelines coupled with our high-grade ventilation system within the auditorium, we feel comfortable that by having a reduced form of worship, we are still within the government legal requirements. This means we are asking everyone who attends to sing softly, at the sound level one would use with a normal conversation.

We are assessing this decision on a weekly basis and will keep you informed as things develop. Please use this information to make your own assessment in choosing to attend.

Thank you for abiding by the guidelines listed above and however you choose to participate with your service, we look forward to having you!

Special Note: Please do not join the Sunday service at LifeSpring Centre if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days or been in contact with someone who has experienced COVID-19 Symptoms in the last 14 days: High temperature, a new, continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, we recommend you stay at home (self-isolate) and get tested.

In line with the Government Test and Trace system, we ask that if you show symptoms after having attended a LifeSpring service, please contact the church office immediately so we can take the appropriate steps laid out by the Government.