Anglican Church Haarlem Protocol during Corona Virus Measures, July 2021 onwards

In Church the following measures are in place:

  • People are at all times to observe the 1.5 metres distance (two arms-length) from other attendees.
  • Physical contact is avoided at all times and greetings are only by nodding to each other.
  • People are to wash their hands before and after visiting the church.
  • Church members need to disinfect their hands before entering. A sanitiser is available at the entrance of the church building.
  • Church members follow the directions of the sides-people in the church building.

The Church Service

  • To attend the church service it is necessary to register and a seat will be allocated.
  • Church members wait outside at the entrance, keeping 1.5 metres distance and enter the church one after the other.
  • Church members will be greeted by the sides-person who will ask each person individually about possible health symptoms. If there are symptoms, entrance will not be allowed.
  • The stair lift is available and will be sanitised after each use.
  • A sides-person will greet you at the door. This person is responsible for the seating arrangements in the church, the maximum number of people present and the routing. The sides-person is responsible for making the final decision if the church area is too full or if undesirable situations occur.
  • People belonging to the same family or household may sit together without observing the 1.5 metres distance.
  • Printed service sheets and hymns will be available on the seats. Church books and hymn books will not be used. Please take the service sheet home with you.
  • The Peace will be shared by a nod of the head towards each other.
  • The Collection will preferably take place by putting money in the plate at the back of the church or via online banking.
  • The communion rail will not be used: communicants are to remain standing.
  • Tea is now allowed. Please find a seat and you will be served.