FAQ’s (Current at 28th May 2021)

The Scottish Government have recently provided further details regarding worship services.

The current Government guidance can be found here

There are a number of changes which have been made recently by the Government.  These have been assessed, and the maximum capacity of the Auditorium has been set at 100 people.  In addition we are able to use the Foyer area, and a maximum number of people who can watch the service on the screen is 35.

The Elders have established a team to look comprehensively at all the practical aspects.

Iain MacLelland will advise us on policy type issues and Alan Imrie will manage the day-to-day H&S Issues reporting to the Elders and Church Secretary.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please email iain@culduthelchristiancentre.org or speak to a member of the leadership team.

In the meantime, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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Our buildings are open in accordance with the Current Scottish Government guidance.  Whilst not every ministry is currently running, these are recommencing once it has been assessed as safe to do so, in accordance with current guidance.

If you do access the buildings, please note that you are required to sign in on the iPad, where you will have to record your contact information prior to entering the buildings.

All visits to the buildings must be recorded electronically. 

We are required to do this to comply with the Government’s Test and Protect guidance. 

The procedure will be slightly different for a “church” service or event, where ChurchSuite has been used.  We will be using the ChurchSuite technology to check you in to the service or event.

The government guidance asks that churches keep an accurate temporary record for 21 days of all those who attend CCC to assist the NHS Test and Protect service. 

We will hold your details as required by the Government. 

Due to the restrictions on numbers, you will have to book to attend a service / event via ChurchSuite. 

Our next service can be booked by visiting this page.

The booking opens on the Monday before the Service.  

Due to government guidelines we can only receive those who have booked into our services

Face coverings must be worn at all times within our Buildings For these purposes, a face shield is not considered to be a face covering. 

There are some exemptions to this, and these can be found in the guidance on the use of face coverings 

If you are exempt from wearing a mask because of a medical reason, please just make the welcome team aware of this when you arrive.

The wearing of face coverings must not be used as an alternative to other precautions including physical distancing, hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

There will be no teas and coffees served either before or after the services, once we start to meet in person. 

There will also be no teas, coffees or cakes served at church related activities  / meetings due to the Government guidance that has been issued.

When we do reopen, you are encouraged to bring your own bottled water with you.  

This does not affect the 3C’s Coffee Shop. 

We are currently not able to sing together during our services. 

We do have a live praise band, and they will lead us from behind a plexi-glass screen. 

Communion is important for us, and we will continue to have monthly communion services.

This will be updated as the guidelines are relaxed. 

We are able to baptise people and will be following the latest Government guidance.

A basket will be available as you enter the building for cash offerings.  Our preference at this time is for offerings to be made electronically where possible.

For those with the responsibility of counting the offerings, we will be following strict hygiene measures and gloves will be used when handling the money. 

Any person who has handled money will wash their hands thoroughly afterwards and avoid touching their face 

Our children and youth work services have recommenced.    

We recognise that attending church is a specific personal choice and we will help safeguard those who have specific health concerns.

Our worship services will continue to be streamed on-line on a Sunday. 

We are aware that not everyone will want to be physically present in the building, and there are currently restrictions on numbers that we can accommodate at this time.  We do not want anyone to miss out.