Church, in line with the guidance given to churches by the authorities here regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we will continue to meet for services until further notice.
We have implemented the following measures in line with the guidelines from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) since the end of January 2020:
- Temperature/health checks at our services with state-of-the-art thermal scanners, similar to those used by Changi Airport and hospitals across Singapore. We seek your patience with our staff and volunteers as they assist with the temperature and health checks at all our service venues.
We also thank you for your understanding that anyone with symptoms, such as fever, cough or runny nose will be asked to go home and rest, and to seek medical attention.
In addition, we encourage those who have these symptoms, even if they are mild, to stay at home and recover fully instead of coming for service.
- In line with the Ministry of Health’s advisory, if you/your children have travelled to Mainland China within the last two weeks, please refrain from attending any church services/activities for a period of 14 days from the date of return to Singapore (i.e. the date of return to Singapore is Day Zero and Day 15 is the date you/your children may resume attending church services/activities in the absence of any symptoms).
We have also implemented travel declarations for all our staff and volunteers.
- Hand sanitisers provided at common areas.
- Increased frequency and enhanced sanitisation of high-contact places (e.g. common areas, toilets, lifts)
We are practicing good hygiene as a church during service by:
- Not passing offering bags during services. You may give your tithes and offerings using the digital options found here, or drop your giving into the offering boxes/bags after the service.
- Not passing disposal bags for empty Holy Communion cups. Please hold on to your cups and dispose of them on your way out after the service.
In addition to the recommendations by MOH and NEA, we have also implemented the following precautions:
- Disinfecting (e.g. bio-fogging) venues for large gatherings and all children’s classes.
- Germitrol air sterilisers (utilising UV filtration technology deployed at medical facilities) at all children's classes.
- Temperature and health checks, as well as sanitising of hands, for all children before they enter classes.
Health Advisory: Be vigilant in taking the necessary precautions regarding your own health, especially if you have been travelling or are planning to travel overseas. MOH’s recommended personal hygiene practices can be found here, and more information on the wearing and disposal of masks can be found here. You can also stay updated of the situation and any relevant advisories via the ministry’s website at www.moh.gov.sg.
HAVE A QUESTION?
We’ve prepared some FAQs to help answer any queries you may have. If you have further questions, you could also contact us at email@example.com.
Church, even as we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from our Lord Jesus. Let’s continue to partake of the Holy Communion and proclaim His promise of protection in Psalm 91 over ourselves, our families and those affected by this. Let us also pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
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