Re-opening the Church and Church Centre

We are sorry to say that Fairmilehead Parish Church is still closed, however, we now have permission to reopen the Church Centre, and will be, the week beginning 26 October, 2020.    We look forward to welcoming you back.  If the restrictions allow you to return, please contact Carole, our Church Centre Co-ordinator to discuss.  We need to work together to keep you, our staff and all the other hall users safe.  We will require to see a copy of your own Risk Assessment, up insurance documents and will ask you to sign a Rights and Responsibility form regarding yours, and our, responsibilities for cleaning, entrance/exit of the building and managing your classes/activities.

Everyone must wear a face covering, adhere to social distancing guidelines, sanitise hands entering and leaving the building and leave name and contact details for Test and Protect. 

We do not yet have permission to reopen the Sanctuary.  We need to update some of our fire safety measures before permission will be given - we are actively seeking the necessary tradesmen to do this but it is taking some time.  When the Sanctuary does reopen, you will be asked to pre book as numbers are restricted due to social distancing guidelines.

Please note the following:

  • Entry to the Church will be through the front door.  Please stand on the socially distanced markers until called forward to enter
  • Exit will be by the Side Door, and then the Fire Exit
  • It is likely the church car park will be partially closed, apart from the two disabled parking spaces
  • The entrance through the foyer will be for disabled entry only (advance notice will be helpful)
  • On entry, you will be wearing a face covering (some disposable ones will be available), you will sanitise your hands and sign in your attendance for Track and Trace
  • There will be no singing, the hymn books and Bibles have been removed - please do not bring your own with you
  • It is unlikely that the Young Church will be meeting just now but children are welcome to come and sit with their parents
  • There will be one toilet (preferably only in an emergency) available in the Ladies and Gents, remember to wash your hands thoroughly! 
  • Please don't go anywhere else in the Church Centre.  It is out of bounds
  • There will be no tea and coffee available after service
  • Please consider whether or not you should come to Church if you are shielding, are in a 'vulnerable' group or have an underlying health condition
  • You MUST NOT ATTEND if you suspect you might have Covid-19 symptoms, are self isolating or living with someone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or are not well
  • And, after the service, we ask that you don't  gather together in groups to chat, but leave the church grounds quickly

This page will be updated when more information is available.

Pamela Black, Session Clerk 

October, 2020