Following the announcement by the prime minister regarding the lifting of restrictions from Monday 19th July I am pleased to announce the following:
Seating in the chapel will be restored and provides a capacity of 90, there will be no standing in the chapel. Once full, the entrance can accommodate a further 20 people. Any attendees in excess of this may stand outside the chapel and listen to the service relayed on the outside speakers. The waiting room should not be used as an overspill to the chapel, but it will now remain open for those who may need to be seated whilst awaiting the start of a service. As far as we are aware, hymns may now be sung.
Although there is no legal requirement to wear a face covering the advice from the government is as follows; Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the government "expects and recommends" that face coverings are worn in crowded and enclosed spaces - when mixing with people you don't normally meet. The NHS track and trace QR codes will still be displayed for those with the mobile phone app. Those who have symptoms, have had a positive test or have been told to isolate should not attend.