Important information on CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

Last updated Sunday 15th March

At Cirencester Ashcroft Church and Centre we want to let you know about our plans and approach to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak affecting many at this time. For additional information about Coronavirus and our Church services click here.

At Ashcroft have procedures and precautions in place to support our users and volunteers wellbeing whilst using the centre, including increased cleaning of high traffic areas and an emphasis on frequent and proper hand washing. We have also looked to ensure those most vulnerable are release from volunteering commitments.

In addition, as you would expect, we continue to closely monitor advice and guidance from the Government, Public Health England and the Methodist and United Reform Churches and swiftly act on policy changes and update our advice on this page accordingly.

In line with current guidance we will aim to contine to operate both the Church and centre as usual until advice changes. Whilst we aim to ensure all essential groups remain open for as long as possible, releasing volunteers who have concerns means that we may have to operate some reduced services and close some non-essential groups. Information on current group closures can be found here.

To provide a safe environment for all using our Church and centre we ask anyone who is displaying symptons of Corvid-19, or who lives with someone or has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus to NOT come to the building. Instead please follow goverment advice and self-quarantine for seven days. Call NHS 111 if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days. If you are in need of support from any of the groups using the centre please contact them directly so that you can be properly and safely supported. You can find contact details for groups here.

Thank you for your support during this challenging time. If you would like any more information or would like to volunteer over the coming period to help those most in need please email office@ashcroftchurch.org.uk or call 01285 640292.


Further information for individuals and groups can be found on the below links:
UK Government:         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Methodist Church:       https://www.methodist.org.uk/coronavirus
URC:                           https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3365-urc-issues-coronavirus-advice-to-its-churches
NCVO:                               https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus
Social Care Advice              https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19

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