COVID-19 risk management for churches update

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Here’s my latest update on what we are seeing regarding the data at the moment. We’ve recently seen a substantial fall in COVID cases across the UK reflecting falls in daily reported cases in both Scotland and England. However, over the weekend we saw growth in week on week cases. Here’s the chart plotting average… Continue reading COVID-19 risk management for churches update

COVID church risk assessments data update

Here are the latest charts Case numbers are continuing to rise at the moment Although comparing this week with last week is made a little challenging due to the distortion to reporting caused by the Bank holiday weekend. Notice the spike in case growth caused by the Monday and Tuesday comparisons. It is also worth… Continue reading COVID church risk assessments data update

COVID Risk Management for churches update

As promised, here’s my latest update on COVID-19 risk assessments for churches.  First of all, here’s my current assessment on the 4 key risks.  Remember that this is a generalised view and the situation may vary in different localities.  ID Risk Description Probability 1 Risk of causing COVID infection spread Low 2 Risk of invalidating… Continue reading COVID Risk Management for churches update

How do people feel about COVID -and what does that mean for your church?

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I’ve been giving regular updates for those producing risk assessments for in person church gatherings in the light of COVID-19.  I’ve identified the following major risks to consider.  ID Risk Description Probability 1 Risk of causing COVID infection spread Low 2 Risk of invalidating insurance Low 3 Risk of breaching H&S Law Low 4 Risk… Continue reading How do people feel about COVID -and what does that mean for your church?

COVID data tracking for church risk assessments

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I hope that your first Sunday after the lifting of restrictions was encouraging and that you had more freedom to gather for worship inline with your context and tradition.  I’ve been arguing for a cautious but optimistic approach to in person re-gathering following the lifting of lockdown and I’ve argued that we need to be… Continue reading COVID data tracking for church risk assessments

COVID trends update for church risk management

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Over the past couple of days we’ve seen the first fall in the daily figures for new COVID cases by reported date for a long time. Now, we need to approach the data with some caution recognising that The reported date is not the same as the actual specimen date when the test was taken.… Continue reading COVID trends update for church risk management

Updated information for church COVID risk assessments

Here’s my regular update on what the picture is looking like in terms of COVID-19 to help church leaders think through their risk assessments when planning for church services. The most important and encouraging information is that the growth in cases seems to have slowed a little as the Euros’ effect seems to be easing… Continue reading Updated information for church COVID risk assessments

Update on Churches, COVID-19 reopening and risk assessments

Here’s a further update from my post earlier this week as you seek to prepare for post 19th July worship.  The first crucial piece of information is that the Government have now published updated guidance for churches.  You can read it here. The key things to  note are that As expected, churches are encouraged to… Continue reading Update on Churches, COVID-19 reopening and risk assessments

Being Transparent about risk (2) COVID-19 is still with us

In a previous post, I argued that we need to be open with our church family about the risks associated with moving out of lockdown. As I explained in that article, this means that we should not engage in the over-hype which can happen when people are sharing alarmist headlines around social media.  This will… Continue reading Being Transparent about risk (2) COVID-19 is still with us