4.6.20

Safety Measures for Church Meetings




We are grateful to the Lord and glad that we can meet again as a church to worship our Saviour. The following measures are intended to safeguard everyone's health.

Individual Responsibility
  1. Stay home if you feel ill, even if you have mild symptoms such as a cough, or if you have been given medical advice. Individuals who suffer from allergy symptoms (hayfever) may attend the service.
  2. Be punctual (at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the service) Please wait outside the church until the usher takes your temperature and directs you to your seat.
  3. Use a sanitizer provided when you come into and before leaving the church to clean your hands thoroughly. You can also carry your own sanitizer.
  4. Avoid physical contact with other people and avoid handshaking. Keep a two-meter distance from others at all times; members of the same family may stay together in a group (up to a maximum of 6 people).
  5. Wear a face mask or visor while you are inside the church building. Make sure that the mask is the right size and that it covers the nose, mouth, and chin.
  6. Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, and mouth) or touching the face mask with unwashed hands.
  7. Keep the toilet clean. After using the toilet, wash your hands with soap and water, dry them with disposable paper and throw it in the bin (opened with a foot pedal).
General Measures
  1. The church building should be cleaned with an ordinary disinfectant.
  2. In addition to the ordinary ventilation system, exterior doors and windows will be kept open.
  3. The people who serve the bread and wine should clean their hands with a sanitizer beforehand.
  4. The translator should wipe the microphone and headphones with an alcohol wipe before and after use, and clean his hands with a sanitizer. If you need a translation, it is preferable to bring your own headphones.
  5. The person conducting the meeting may opt not to wear a mask or visor while leading the service.
  6. Books (Bibles and hymnbooks) will not be available in the auditorium. You may bring your own Bible with you.
  7. Singing should be done in a quiet voice.
  8. The offering will not be taken during the meeting; donations may be put in the offering box.
  9. The meeting should not take longer than necessary. At the end of the service the congregation leaves the building immediately and in an orderly way to avoid crowding.