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As a community, we love to gather together to worship Jesus and celebrate all that He is doing across the Lagan Valley.

From Good Friday, we will be returning to in-person services at our Church Venue, as well as livestreaming our Sunday service. 

While things will look a bit different, our heart to create a welcoming environment remains the same. Our team has worked hard behind the scenes to make our space and the shape of our services as safe as possible, not just for our sake, but also for our wider community.

Yet, we also need your help. Ahead of attending our in-person services, do take some time to read through the following helpful safety guidelines which will serve both you and others well.

 

Registration

To maintain social distancing in our services, we will be limiting the amount of people in the venue. Anyone attending a service will have to pre-register in advance – you can book your space on our events page. If we’re booked out, don’t worry, you can still join in with us online.

 

Social Distancing

We would ask everyone to maintain 2m social distance as far as possible. This means that some of the normal ways that we would have greeted each other (handshakes, hug, high-fives), can’t happen right now.

 

Face Coverings

Face Coverings are to be worn by everyone at all times while in the Church Venue, unless you are medically exempt from wearing a mask.

 

Hand Sanitiser

There will be hand sanitising stations throughout the building and we would ask you to sanitise your hands as you both enter and exit the venue.

 

Check-in

When you enter the building, we ask that you allow our trained Welcome Team to check you in and guide you through the building to your seat. Our doors will be open 15 minutes before the service starts to allow us to guide each family and individual safely through the building. 

 

Around the Venue

Where possible, there will be a taped out one-way system in and out of the building. We encourage everyone not to hang out in the foyer space before or after the services and avoid unnecessary movement throughout the venue. Those leading the service will walk you through some helpful information around the shape of the service to help you feel at ease.

 

Singing 

We all love it, however, based on medical advice we will encourage you not to sing, but to enjoy the band as they lead us. Allow yourself to be creative in how you express your worship. 

 

If you, or a member of your household are feeling in any way unwell, you should not attend. We would ask anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or is living in a home where someone has COVID-19 symptoms to refrain from attending until their isolation period is over. If you registered and begin to get symptoms before a Sunday gathering, please let our staff team know and stay home. These symptoms include: 

 

  • • A temperature
  • • A new and persistent cough
  • • A loss of your normal sense of taste or smell

 

All of these measures are in place as we believe this is how we take care of one another the best we can. Thank you for your understanding in acting on these safety measures.

 

Other helpful information:

– Registration information provided will allow for contact tracing details to be kept. Contact tracing details will be retained for 2 weeks after each attendance.

– While our toilets will remain open, their use will be limited to maintain social distancing.

– The Family Space is no longer available for use. We encourage children in the main space to stay with their parents at all times.

– Refreshments will no longer be served before or after services.

– Between services, cleaning will take place of shared surfaces, equipment and seating.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing hello@laganvalleyvineyard.com.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!