COVID and churches – latest situation

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It’s time to give a little update on the COVID situation in order to help with updates to plans, provision and risk assessment for churches.  First of all the good news: WE are currently seeing a fall in the number of deaths reported each day (measured as within 28 days of diagnosis).  This can be… Continue reading COVID and churches – latest situation

COVID-19 anxiety and church life

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When I put together my initial advice on church risk management as we came out of lockdown, I advised that we needed to divide the risks into those driven by objective measures – how likely is our church to become the cause of a COVID-19 outbreak leading to hospitalisations – and subjective measures, how do… Continue reading COVID-19 anxiety and church life

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 – update and thoughts as we look towards autumn and winter

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As we move towards September and out of the summer holidays, we want to start looking forward and thinking about the implications of what comes next in terms of COVID.  The other day I mentioned that the UK figures were being confused a little by what we are seeing in England and what we are… Continue reading COVID – update and thoughts as we look towards autumn and winter

COVID-19 Update

Here’s my latest update of COVID-19 data. The purpose is to help church leaders have a feel for what is happening in order to make appropriate plans and risk assessments The UK stats over the last few days have shown a continued steady increase in cases of around about 14% (week day to week day… Continue reading COVID-19 Update

What is happening with COVID hospital admissions?

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As you know, I’ve been sharing a few articles about the COVID situation. to help us with our thinking about church life at this phase in the pandemic. Whilst pastors and leaders cannot become experts in epidemiology and whilst our primary focus is to keep people focused on Christ, it is helpful for us to… Continue reading What is happening with COVID hospital admissions?