From 8 August 2020, face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including places of worship.
Please wear a suitable face covering at all meetings and services you attend at TPBC. Masks will be available from the front door steward if you have not brought your own.
Please be mindful that there are valid exemptions for some individuals and groups to not wear a face covering in these settings.
You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):
- young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
- not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are traveling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
- to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
- to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
- to eat or drink if reasonably necessary (including the Lord’s Supper)
- in order to take medication
In addition, those who are leading services or other events and those who assist them are not required to wear a face covering providing other mitigations are being observed (such as physical distancing). However, a face covering must be worn for serving the Lord’s Supper.