Resources on Covid-19 for Places of Worship from Croydon Council

Following a Covid-19 meeting held on 27 July 2020 you can now download the following resources:

Covid-19 Outbreak Scenario Planning

Covid-19 Early Outbreak Management (Action Card)

Summary Safe Use of Places of Worship

Parish Risk Assessment Template (pdf)

Parish Risk Assessment Template (word)

 

Other Resources

Local Health Protection team number is: 0344 326 2052

If a place of worship is notified by a member of the staff or congregation that they have tested positive for COVID-19 they should email the Director of Public Health Rachel.flowers@croydon.gov.uk

The Church  of England risk assessment template that could be adapted for use by other faiths. Example templates were requested by an attendee at the meeting. It is on their website here

These are the links to the latest national documents which have been published since the workshop:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-outbreaks-of-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-early-outbreak-management - action cards - 24th July

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july - updated 27th

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/special-religious-services-and-gatherings-covid-19-checklist published 27th July

This is the link to the guidance about the use of community spaces which was spoken about in the session

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities

The latest (27.7.2020) guidance on face covering in places of worship is:

‘Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and will be mandatory in shops and in supermarkets from 24 July 2020. People are also encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet, such as a place of worship. Relevant guidance on face coverings is available on GOV.UK.’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

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