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Latest Covid Guidelines

Further guidance has been received from the Government in their so called
‘autumn/winter plan’. As we can all see from the news, the guidance is far from clear
and it is still not certain whether there will be an ‘autumn surge’ or whether we are,
finally, over the worse. In this climate of uncertainty we still have to remain vigilant.
However, as from the beginning of October, the numbers who are able to attend Holy
Communion at Bolton Priory will increase from 60 to 80. Details of those attending will
be kept and you are requested to book in through Margaret as before although you
can give your details on the day. All those who come to a service must still sanitise
their hands on entry and exit and social distancing is encouraged. It is requested that
masks should be worn in Church at all times but this is voluntary. Communicants do
not have to socially distance when seated but every alternate pew will remain empty
and the North Aisle will be exclusively for those who are cautious about returning to
the Priory and wish to have 2 metre distancing with their neighbour. Communion in
one kind will remain. As from the beginning of October, mid-week Holy Communion
and choir practice in the Boyle Room on a Wednesday will resume and the reading rota
will return night. Coffee will also be available in the Boyle Room. The Nave will remain
closed during the week to enable our strict hygiene programme to continue. Current
measures will remain under constant review and changes will be announced in the
weekly sheet, as required. I anticipate a further review on the 25th October.