Statement related to COVID-19

places of worship, spreading the Christian faith, UCKG,

In order to address questions we have been receiving in regard to COVID-19, the UCKG HelpCentre in the UK would like to state the following:

The UCKG is aware and continues to follow the development of measures that are being considered and implemented to prevent and contain the spread of COVID- 19 on a national and international scale.

Having regard to these measures, the church is putting into practice in its places of worship and workspaces, the steps described below to enable it to continue its work as normally as possible:

  • Display of posters provided by the NHS showing preventative measures to avoid contamination
  • Provision of the basic means of disinfection and prevention of contamination. (Hand sanitisers, soap and hot water and tissues are widely available on our premises.)
  • Our pastoral staff and volunteers have been instructed to avoid physical contact and close proximity with church members and each other, and the members are similarly advised to avoid close proximity and physical contact with each other during the services.

In addition, we are in direct e-communications with our sister churches in nations where the number of COVID-19 cases has already led to the implementation of stricter measures to contain the spread of the virus, in order to be better prepared.

Without prejudice to the measures above, the UCKG cannot neglect its social duty to provide spiritual support and be an open door to those who feel desperate and would like our help. We offer a safe haven to those who feel they need encouragement and advice in such a difficult time. Nonetheless, we recognise that we must comply in our faith services with British government rules and procedures affecting public gatherings.

ENDS

Notes to editors

UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all- comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.

For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on press@uckg.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.