In light of the most recent Government announcement and advice regarding staying at home and away from others, we are asking all members to follow the instructions being given to protect themselves and others.
The simple instructions to be followed can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227 – here’s a summary of how we can all help to slow the spread of the virus:
- Stay at home – no unnecessary journeys or contact
- Only leave home for essential shopping, medical needs, and one form of exercise each day
- You can travel to and from work if absolutely necessary
- Public gatherings of more than two people are banned – excluding people you live with
- Don’t visit other people’s homes or socialize outside your home
- If unwell, isolate yourself and your family
- Keep in touch with one another
Please be aware that the Police can ask you questions about your movements and if it is deemed that your travel is unnecessary, they can issue you with a fine.
Full details of the latest government guidance relating to the announcement last night can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others
Please also see the additional information on our website which will provide us with a better understanding of the sorts of mental health and wellbeing issues that individuals within their communities might be experiencing and how we can support them.
While we are offering support, please be aware of your own mental health and wellbeing, and the need to stay both physically and mentally well at this time.
Please note, government guidance has indicated that places of worship should not hold weekly services, weddings or baby dedications. The only services which can be held, with restrictions is funerals.
As a result of these restrictions we will be seeking to ensure that the weekly NEC Streaming programs will CONTINUE until differently advised. Additional online arrangements are also being made by local churches. We will update members regarding these arrangements as they ‘go live’.
And finally, we are calling the entire church to 100 Days of Prayer – Pray 777 “The call to watch and pray is a call to awaken and then to keep awake.” Please visit the Prayer Ministries page on the NEC website for details, and invite fellow members, family and friends to be involved.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31