Guidance for Church Attendance
NOVEMBER 2021 Update
Please note you don't need to book a place in advance, you are welcome to attend both services.
Before you attend church
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating, or if you or anyone in your household have been advised to self-isolate by the NHS. For full details on COVID-19 symptoms and when you should self-isolate and stay home, please visit www.nhsinform.scot
You are encouraged to take your own Bible and Psalm book with you. If you do not have your own Bible or Psalm Book, you can request one at the door but you must then retain that yourself and take home with you and reuse it the next time you come to church. Both the Psalms and Bible readings will be shown on the screens for those who do not wish to bring Bibles and Psalm books along.
If you wish to bring an offering/collection then you are welcome to do so and there will be a collection plate available on your way in. However, if possible, please consider giving or donating using online banking. Please speak to Norman the treasurer if you would like more information on how to do this.
Current COVID-19 Restrictions:
As the Highlands are now in Level 0 along with the rest of Scotland, many of the COVID-19 measures have been removed. As such, there will be no track and trace details required and all mandatory social distancing and one-way systems have been removed. However, for indoor church services, the following guidelines are still in place which we are observing:
1. Masks - Unless medically exempt, everyone in the congregation must continue to wear their masks for the duration of the service (including for congregational praise).
2. Singing - Congregational singing is now permitted but only the precentor and minister can remove their masks during the service.
3. Ventilation - The windows will continue to be left open throughout the service to allow fresh air to circulate.
4. Hand Sanitiser - Please continue to use our hands-free sensor hand sanitiser stations which are at all entrances and exits of the church.
We appreciate that some visitors to church may still feel uneasy about being too close to others and as such we have an area of optional socially distanced seats at the rear of the church. Please use the rear 3 rows for social distanced seating and remember to leave a 2 seat gap between households/bubbles.
During and after the service
Remember that under current guidelines we can sing within the building but you are encouraged to keep your mask on.
If you do not have a Bible or Psalm book with you and you do not wish to take one from the church, you will be able to see the Bible readings and words of the Psalms on the screens within the church.
We are delighted to announce that Creche facilities have recommenced and will be available at the 12 noon services from 12 September 2021. We hope to resume the Sunday School and other youth programmes in the coming weeks. Please check again for more updates.
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm we meet in the church and on Zoom to pray for one another and praise God.
For more information on how to join in our prayer meetings either by the Zoom App or by telephone please click HERE or visit the Prayer Meeting page.