General Guidelines

As per the UK Government, you must not attend St Mark’s Church if any one of the following apply to you:

1- a fever of 37.8°C or above
2- new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours, or if you usually have a cough that is now worse than normal
3- those living with someone who is having any of the above symptoms
4- aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
5- aged under 70 with an underlying health condition (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds) – for full list of conditions, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults (ENGLISH) or https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873984/Guidance_on_social_distancing_for_everyone_in_the_UK_and_protecting_older_people_and_vulnerable_adults_AR.pdf (ARABIC)
6- those who are pregnant

If none of the above apply to you, you must still abide by the national guidance regarding social distancing below:

1- Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
2- Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
3- Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces
4- Avoid gatherings with friends and family
5- Keep in touch using remote technology. If possible, please tune in to live streaming of services rather than attending in person wherever possible

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.

Specific guidance will be provided to those that attend church services.