Please read through all the information below before booking your place to ensure that the meetings run smoothly.
Our capacity is limited so we can create a safe and socially distanced experience. To ensure you get a seat, you will need to reserve a free ticket online for each person in your household who will be attending – households will be able to sit together.
Please only book tickets you will use so someone else doesn’t miss out, and please cancel your ticket if you know you will no longer be able to attend.
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and they need to be reserved by the end of the Thursday prior to the service to allow our team to set up the auditorium. If the event is full when you come to book your tickets, it will be possible to register on a waiting list, which would result in a waiting list ticket being issued. In the event of someone cancelling their ticket, it may be possible to turn your waiting list ticket into a full ticket – please only attend if you have been notified of that.
You do not need to print your ticket if you are able to display it on a smartphone, but everyone must have a valid ticket to attend the meeting.
Doors open 15 minutes before the service begins. Please arrive early as you may have to queue to get in, to allow us to seat everyone in as safe a way as possible.We reserve the right to release your ticket if you arrive after the service has started.
When you arrive, the Hosting Team will check you in, and direct you to your seats.
As you come into the building, you will be asked to sanitise your hands and put your face mask on (we will have hand sanitiser at check-in as well as spare face masks if you forget yours).
All surfaces will have been sanitised before the meeting, but, in theory, the only surface you will need to come into contact with is your seat – there will be no news sheet, offering baskets or anything else handed out.
Communion will be prepared and distributed in a hygienic way in accordance with strict protocols.
There will be no water points or refreshments available so please bring your own water bottle if necessary and take it home with you after the service. Please do not bring food to King’s Sunday Live.
The toilets will be available to use, but only for emergencies.
Of course if you are ill, please do not come to church.
Seating will be arranged in accordance with the latest social distancing guidelines, with households and family units able to sit together as a bubble. Please do not move the chairs around or change seats. Once seated, please do not leave your seats unless invited to do so, as we need to limit the amount of movement around the room.
Please try to limit interaction with people outside of your household and continue to observe appropriate social distancing when moving around the venue. We will be using a one-way system for moving around the building – please follow the guidelines at all times
Children are welcome, but will be required to remain seated with their family at all times to ensure social distancing measures are respected, and we’re going to need your help with this. Parents and carers will be required to keep their children with them at all times.
If these meetings work successfully, we will look to phase in a limited children’s and youth work in due course.
WORSHIP & PRAYER
In accordance with government guidelines and to prevent transmission, we will not be singing out loud when we gather. While this will quite rightly feel strange to us, it is still possible to worship, as worship is more than just singing. As we listen to the worship music that is played, it’s a chance to experience God’s love, to reflect and to meditate on Him.
We will make space for prayer. Of course, we won’t be calling people forward or laying hands on people like we usually do. Instead, you’ll be the ministry team! You’ll get to pray for yourself and encounter God and be filled with the Spirit where you are.
LEAVING AFTER THE SERVICE
Please follow the directions of the Hosting Team when leaving the meeting and continue to maintain social distance from other households. When you are outside the building, please disperse away from the building as quickly as possible.
If you have been diagnosed with or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 10 days you must not come to a King’s Sunday Live service. Likewise, if you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please stay at home. In addition, if you have returned from international travel in a country on the UK government quarantine list, or been in close contact with someone who has in the last 10 days, please stay at home.
If you are in a ‘vulnerable’ category (defined by government advice as being at increased risk of serious illness if contracting COVID-19), we encourage you to continue to access our meetings online. However, it is, of course, your choice as to whether or not you wish to attend an in-person service.
TEST & TRACE
The government has launched an NHS Test and Trace service to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging. The service:
provides testing for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to find out if they have the virus
gets in touch with anyone who has had a positive test result to help them share information about any close recent contacts they have had
alerts those contacts, where necessary, and notifies them they need to self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virus
In line with government guidance for places of worship, we will ask if you consent to us using your details to support this scheme. However, you do not have to give your consent, and your booking and attendance at King’s Sunday Live is not dependent on giving consent for this.
If, however, you do decide that you are happy for us to take your details for ‘Test and Trace’ we will keep confirmation of your attendance for 21 days, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks.
For those who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, we will provide a QR code that you can scan.
Find further guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace.
You can also access ticketing during the same time period via our Church Mobile App, using the Menu button (≡) in the bottom right corner… click on “Tickets”, select meeting time, then proceed as normal in the window that opens.