Places of Worship and Covid 19 Tier 3  - Wed 16 december 2020

Hi all,


Places of worship are still permitted to meet under the Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions that came into force today.  In view of this, we still plan to meet in the building on Sunday 20 December and we will be sending out our normal registration email shortly.  We will stream the service for those who are unable to attend as we normally do.


We will, however, be moving ALL services online after this date until Sunday 4 January 2021 (return date subject to review).  This is in order to reduce the risk of spreading the infection when national restrictions are eased over Christmas.


Detailed information about Tier 3 and applicable restrictions can be found at the following websites:




Thank you.



Adebayo Ademiju

Pastor


OLCC Opening for Service - Sunday 12 July

We  will be opening for service in the building tomorrow 12 July  at 11 am. In view of the current situation with Covid-19 and the government recommended guidelines we have prepared a Covid-19 risk assessment which would like you to review. This can be found here. This is an ongoing document and is subject to change at short notice. If you have anything you would like to discuss in relation to this document please feel free to contact me.


Some of the key points we would like you to take away from this document are:

 

  1. Covid-19 is still an imminent threat and so we want all of us to take this threat seriously.All elderly and vulnerable in any other way (e.g. health) are encouraged to stay at home for now and continue to join us on the live stream. 
  2. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay at home and join us on the live stream. 
  3. We will continue to stream the service to both our website and YouTube until further notice. 
  4. The length of time of the service will be as has been since lockdown started. This is to minimise the risk of exposure. 
  5. We will record all the people who attend each service for contact tracing purposes. 
  6. Children’s Church is suspended until further notice so the children will need to be with their parents during the service. 
  7. Communion is also suspended until further notice. 
  8. Whoever is leading from the stage will be at least 2-meter from the first row of seats. 
  9. We are encouraging everybody to use a face mask as much as possible. These are now readily available inexpensively from the shops. We will have complimentary ones on site. 
  10. We will use air conditioning in the main hall during the summer only when necessary.    
  11. Contactless hand sanitisers are provided throughout the building. 
  12. There are new restrictions on how many people can use certain rooms in the building at the same time. These are well documented on entry. Please look out for the signs. 
  13. We are encouraging online donations but if you must give the traditional way an offering box has been provided on-site. Please use these before or after the service. 
  14. Only one person will be leading worship; the congregations will follow along meditatively OR singing in normal voice tones with the use of a mask. Complimentary disposable masks are available on-site if you do not have one. 
  15. We will endeavour to keep at least a 1-meter distance at all times – the exception being when with your family. 
  16. The row of chairs will be positioned accordingly. 
  17. For sitting, all family members should please occupy the same row. 
  18. We will be deploying a new one-way system. The point of entry will remain the same but exit will now be via the rear door near the back of the hall near the kitchen. These have been clearly marked.  

Thank you.


Adebayo Ademiju

Pastor


Covid-19: Responding to the Government's announcement today


Hi all


In view of the Prime Minister's announcement today, myself and Rev. Bolanta have agreed to postpone the meeting on Wednesday 18 March 2020.


We as a church are also taking precautionary measures as advised by the government by holding our Friday and Sunday meetings as prayer meetings by conference until further notice.


I also ask that we familiarise ourselves the government's recommendations and take the necessary precautions even if we don't have the virus.  A good place to start is here.


Finally, I want to remind us that God's Word is the final authority in our lives as believers. These events serve as a reminder that Christ's return is drawing closer.  So, this is not the first pandemic and may not be the last.  Let's see this situation as a test and let us use it as an opportunity to bolster our immune systems with the 91st Psalm. 


Please remember to tell anybody you've invited to Wednesday's meeting that it is now postponed.


Thank you.


Adebayo Ademiju
Pastor