Coronavirus Policy

CORONAVIRUS POLICY 2020

Coronavirus Update

Further to the information we posted on March 15th, the AoG recommendations and the latest Government guidelines all our services and events have been cancelled along with all weekly ministry activities until further notice.

​As you will be aware, the situation is serious but the Leadership Team at Bethel CC are working hard to ensure that we can continue to be inspired, grow, pray and encourage each other during this time.

​Please note the following:

  • On Sunday 22nd, AoG are asking us to join in, with all 600 AoG member churches for a day of prayer. If you are a member of Maesteg church then this would take place between 10:30am until 11:30am and if you are a member of Kenfig Hill church this would take place between 6:00pm until 7:00pm.
  • If you are in need or have prayer requests, please email or phone the church. We have a Prayer Team for urgent needs and a Pastoral team ready to serve.
  • We ask all Bethel attendees, to make every effort to ensure that everyone, especially the elderly in the Church are supported.
  • This can be done @ home during the times stated above. Please also consider joining with others over the phone etc, to enhanced the prayer time.
  • These times demand that we do things differently so if you can, we encourage you to make your tithes or giving to the Church differently. Please consider BACSing direct to our account: Bethel Community Church 01034863 sort code 40-37-11 or set up a either a Standing Order or Direct Debit with your bank, either weekly or monthly.  This will help enormously and enable us to make all our commitments, complete our hamper programmes amongst others and consider new ways of supporting people in our community who may be in need.

​We believe that the present difficulties give us a great opportunity as ambassadors for Christ & Bethel Church to show the “Love of God” to others in our community that are less fortunate, especially the elderly.

Keep praying for everyone everywhere!

Pastor Des Duffy & Bethel Eldership

 

V1.1 MARCH 10TH 2020

LAST UPDATE MARCH 15TH 2020

The health and safety of all who attend Bethel CC Church is vitally important, and with the ever-changing picture of the current Coronavirus outbreak, we will constantly review internal measures to reduce the risk of infection. Our current Policy is to provide specific advice on personal hygiene measures. Our advice and actions will be based on the latest and most up to date information from a variety of reliable international bodies and government agencies including the UK Government, Public Health Wales (PHW), Public Health England (PHE) and World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • Additionally, we recommend that anyone who considers themselves to be in a category of the population which is considered to be ‘at increased risk’, and are unsure about attending services and meetings, to stay away if they prefer, with our complete understanding.
  • If anyone is feeling unwell with any of the symptoms of high temperature or persistent cough, we strongly advise they  follow NHS guidelines, and self-isolate, to reduce the risk to others, especially  those who may have pre-existing medical conditions”.

 

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/

 

The UK Government has published a Coronavirus Action Plan. We will review this and update the guidance on our website as needed.

All guidance will continue to reflect appropriate Public Health advice.

Our guidance is kept under constant review.

CURRENT ADVICE FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES – 

PUBLIC HEALTH WALES AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Whilst in Bethel CC Church, there is no need to avoid other worshippers who are healthy or to change normal faith practices.

Current government guidance is that all worshippers at Bethel Church take usual infection prevention precautions including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at homedo not attend church, work or school. It’s imperative that everyone follows clinical advice by contacting NHS 111, and not going to A&E if you develop symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the church environment.

SPECIFIC STEPS TO BE TAKEN AT BETHEL CC CHURCH

  • Frequently touched surfaces, particularly in the Cafe and Foyer, will be disinfected frequently throughout the day when in use.
  • Staff will be trained in the proper use of disinfectants.
  • Tissues will be made available for members around the common areas of the building.
  • Posters will be displayed reminding members of the importance of personal hygiene and in particular, frequent and correct hand washing.
  • All food and beverage serving areas will receive additional attention for disinfection on a regular basis.
  • Communion practices will be stopped until further notice.

Psalm 91