Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS

Everyone who comes onto the premises at KMC should read this advice, understand it and comply with it: it is not just your health that could be at risk but that of everyone else in our community as well.

What follows is based on information published by the Circuit.

 

Symptoms

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

Although these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness - they are similar to other illnesses that are much more common (such as colds and flu) - do please self-isolate yourself if you have them. For more advice telephone 111.

 

Good Hygiene

The best way of getting protection from the spread is for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt the spread of the virus. We should be doing this all the time for flu:

  • Catch it - sneeze into a tissue
  • Bin it - bin the tissue
  • Kill it - wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not touch your face until you have washed your hands

     

  • What are we doing? What can we do?

  • We need to ensure good regular cleaning of surfaces people touch regularly, including such things as door handles, work surfaces etc. This is the responsibility of all, not just a few.

  • Paper towels have been purchased and these can be found in the kitchen. It is being left to the leaders of groups and organisations to decide how much should be placed in the toilets for the duration of their meeting. We do not want to provide the temptation of someone thinking it would be fun if they could stuff as much paper as possible down a toilet and thus blocking it. This has happened before.
  • Refrain from shaking hands with each other. If you do shake hands you should wash your hands immediately afterwards.
  • If required to offer the peace, do it verbally
  • Ministers and helpers should sanitise their hands before and after distributing communion by washing hands thoroughly
  • Those attending Holy Communion should sanitise their hands as they come into church
  • When visiting people at home, wash hands before and after visits.
  • Ideally, we would like sanitiser hand gels to be available at various points around the premises but these seem impossible to purchase at the moment.
  • If anyone self isolates and needs help in purchasing food and essentials, please telephone Peter Shears on (0117) 373 1849.
  • This is an ongoing situation and more advice more will issued when necessary.