Terms & Conditions
Family Church is committed to doing all we can to ensure the safety of those attending our events. The following terms and conditions are set out to make sure your children are able to attend our venues knowing that the appropriate steps have been taken. Our venues undergo frequent cleaning, specifically before and after an event.
Government Guidance for Out of School Settings
Family Church will be following Government guidance in order to run our Children’s Church activities. You can read through the guidance here. The Government have also produced guidance for parents and carers of children attending ‘out of schools settings’ which you can find here.
The Government recognises the need for children and young people to be able to attend ‘out of school’ settings. In fact, Government guidance says, ‘We recognise the important role out-of-school settings play in providing enriching activities, giving children the opportunity to socialise with others outside their household and promoting their well being.’
COVID-19 Symptoms and Precautions
Children must not attend a Family Church event if they have, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. They must not attend if they are displaying, or have displayed in the last 14 days, any COVID-19 symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, high temperature, persistent coughing, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell. They should not attend if you believe that they have been near someone who has been displaying any of these symptoms.
They must not attend if they have travelled abroad in the last 14 days prior to the event, to a country where it is required that they isolate on their return to the UK.
They must not attend if they have been advised by a medical professional to shield at this time, or if they have been told or advised to isolate in response to someone in your household or bubble testing positive to COVID-19.
Group Sizes and ‘Bubbles’
At the moment, Kids Church (and the specific groups your child may be used to attending) will look a little different to normal. For the foreseeable future, Kids Church groups will be run in groups of a maximum of 15 children (plus any staff/volunteer leaders) that effectively become a ‘bubble’. Once these groups have been established, they will not change or be mixed unless absolutely necessary.
As stated above, we will be following the Government guidance for ‘out of schools settings’. Following this guidance, we have implemented a number of health and safety measures, including:
- Children will use hand sanitiser or wash their hands as soon as they arrive and have been registered into Kid’s Church.
- Social distancing measures will be adhered to at all times. Adults will remain 1m+ away from children. The children themselves will be reminded throughout to remain a safe distance from one another. To help with this, the church will be supplying coloured markers to show the children where to sit on the floor.
- Any games that the children play will be ‘non-contact’.
- Face coverings are not required to be worn by the children, but all workers will be wearing visors throughout the event.
Parents/Carers should adhere to any one-way systems in place, and follow instructions given by our Hosting Teams. Please listen to the hosts and be patient as we work to manage the numbers in the building.
Hand sanitiser is widely available in all of our venues. It should be used on arrival and frequently throughout the event.
Parents/Carers should maintain social distancing at all times whilst in the building, in accordance with current government guidance. There may be floor markings to assist with this.
Wearing a face covering is mandatory in law for most of our venues, as they are deemed to be Places of Worship. Therefore all Parents/Carers will need to wear a face-covering whilst in the venue, unless they have a medical condition that forms part of the Government’s exemption list. For more information please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#when-you-do-not-need-to-wear-a-face-covering.
Thank you for your continued support in helping us to keep each other safe. You can find more information about our response to COVID-19 along with some frequently asked questions by visiting our COVID-19 response page: https://family.church/covid19-response/