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Covid-19 Update and reduced physical distancing

There can be no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged churches and communities to work in new ways. Churches have risen to the challenge of developing online presence and worship, as well as supporting communities practically and prayerfully over the period.

We have now moved down into Level 0 and after reducing our physical distancing down to 1 metre means we can now accommodate between 55-65 people back within the sanctuary depending on whether individuals or couples are sitting together or whether there are slightly larger family bubbles sitting together where we can stretch the number that little bit more. For that reason, we won’t be using the large hall for the time being to broadcast the service across there unless we anticipate exceeding that number, but we do of course also expect some further removal of the distancing regulations come mid-August where there will be another update from the first minister.

The Scottish Government have developed a system of levels of protection to aid communities suppress the COVID-19 virus and slow down transmission rates. These are categorised as Levels 0 – 4. They have provided a summary of each of these levels and what it means for churches