In the porch of each of our Churches there are now posters with a QR code which those who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 App can use to scan and check in.
Even if you check in with the App & QR Code we still ask you to provide name and contact details. This record is held securely for 21 days to assist with the NHS Test & Trace System.
ST JOSEPH’S - Entrance and Exit is by the door at the end of the footbridge next to the school.
ST MICHAEL’S - Entrance and Exit is through the main doors at the front.
Everyone coming to church must wear a face covering unless they are children under the age of 11 or exempt from doing so for medical reasons. Please ensure that you have a face-covering/mask with you and put it on before entering church.
Alcohol Hand Gel will be available and must be used to sanitise hands on entry and exit.
Communion will be brought to everyone in their place.
Visitors are to remain in their seat at the end of Mass until a Steward advises that they can leave church.
Please follow the advice and guidance of the Stewards when arriving and leaving church. It is especially important that everyone maintains the social distancing rules when arriving at church and leaving. We appreciate that visitors may wish to meet up with friends but in these difficult times, we must ask you to follow the rules and leave church and the grounds promptly under the guidance of the Stewards after Mass.
There will be no Toilet facilities available at either church.
Everyone coming to church must wear a face covering unless they are children under the age of 11 or exempt from doing so for medical reasons.
Please ensure that you have a face-covering/mask with you and to put it on before you enter church.
This is for the good of all who gather in the Church as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet.
The new seating arrangement at St Joseph's is now in place. Each seat for use is labelled with its letter and number e.g A1, A2. Those seats not to be used to ensure the 1M distancing is maintained have "Please Do No Sit Here Signs" on them.
Kneelers cannot be used as they would bring the person kneeling too close to the person in front.
The layout for the benches down the centre has been changed from the original plan with the left hand side (when facing the Altar) now accomodating 2 individuals or a Household Group and the right hand side now with the 1M spacing marked off and only 1 seat available.
Please follow the advice of the Stewards as we get used to this new arrangement.