Latest Covid 19 Update, July 2021

Our Chapels, Meeting Houses and Churches are open for visitors.

Before visiting remember to check the Government’s guidance on travel to areas affected by Covid-19 variants. We will be following all the necessary Government guidelines to ensure that our buildings are safe and welcoming.

A range of activities can take place in our chapels, meeting houses and churches. To help everyone, we’ve created a summary of what can take place in HCT buildings:

Finding Out if a Chapel is Open

Our buildings are cared for by local volunteers, meaning normal opening arrangements for each chapel are individualised and locally managed. As Covid-19 restrictions ease,  the safety of our volunteers remains our primary concern. Therefore, access to HCT chapels will not always be possible and may vary. As a guide to when a chapel is likely to be open, please refer to the normal opening arrangements listed on the individual chapel pages of our website. Please note, however, that local circumstances may mean we have to close a chapel at short notice

Accessing a Chapel Safely

All open HCT chapels have undergone a Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment and measures to support safe visiting are in place. To help protect each other, we welcome the use of face coverings by visitors and users of our churches. Please wash or sanitise your hands before and after your visit and please do not visit if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.

Our open chapels are Good to Go. The “We’re Good To Go” industry-standard mark is a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by VisitEngland. The check provides a ‘ring of confidence’ for businesses, attractions and destinations, as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place to ensure that our churches are Good to Go.

For our international visitors, receiving We’re Good to Go certification also gives CCT churches access to the World Travel and Tourism’s Safe Travel stamp, giving confidence that your visit to a CCT church is Covid-19 Secure.

Find out more about how our chapels are Covid-19 secure with our Frequently Asked Questions, below:

Will there be hand sanitiser at the chapels?
We are not able to provide hand sanitiser at all of our chapels. Instead we advise that you wash your hands at the earliest opportunity and avoid touching your face. You may also wish to carry your own hand sanitiser.

Do I need to wear a face covering when accessing HCT Chapels?
To help protect everyone we welcome the wearing of a face covering when inside HCT Chapels.

Can I sign the Visitor’s Book?
Following research which shows that the risk of contracting Covid-19 from a surface such as a leaflet or a visitor book is low, visitor books and literature are available for you to record your visit. Please do let us know you have visited and leave us your feedback. Following your visit, please remember to wash your hands at the earliest opportunity and avoid touching your face. You may also wish to carry your own hand sanitiser.

Can Events Take Place in HCT Chapels?
A wide range of events can take place in HCT Chapels. We can provide you with guidance on planning and holding a safe event in our buildings. Please contact Vivienne Cooling at vcooling@thecct.org.uk for more information.




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