Covid guidance

Guidance for attending Meeting for Worship at Central Edinburgh Meeting

with effect from 21 Nov 2021

1. Before coming to Meeting

  • No advance booking required
  • Do not come to Meeting if:
    • you have symptoms or feel unwell
      • Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, sore throat as well as the 'official' ones
    • you have tested positive (PCR or Lateral flow)
    • you have been told to self isolate
    • someone you have close contact with has tested positive
      • 'close contact' is defined as within one metre for any length of time, or within two metres for 15 minutes or more
    • you are quarantining after a visit abroad
  • We encourage you to use lateral flow tests regularly
  • All affected parts of the Meeting House will be cleaned before and after Meeting

2. While in the Meeting House

  • Sign in on entry using the form in the Foyer
  • Wash / sanitise your hands on arrival
  • Wear a face mask at all times unless exempt
    • Children under twelve are not required to wear a mask, but we hope they will continue to do so
    • You may remove your mask to minister at the microphone
  • No social distancing required, except when ministering without a mask, or if exempt from mask-wearing
  • Be respectful of each others' space, as you move around the Meeting House and as you sit down in the Meeting Room
  • Please don't linger in the Foyer on your way in or out, as the ventilation there isn't very good
  • We will keep doors and windows open in the Meeting Room as required for safety
  • Please dress appropriately as the weather gets colder
  • We have installed a CO2 monitor to help us know when/whether we can adjust the ventilation
  • No hand-shaking at the rise of Meeting, or with the door-keepers

3. After Meeting for Worship

  • Tea & Coffee will be available, served through the hatch in the Library
  • You're welcome to bring your own lunch, for consumption in the Hall

4. Notes

  • If you wish to discuss any of the above measure please contact mfw [at] rsof.hst.name
  • We hope you've been vaccinated, but this guidance applies whether you have or not