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Cotteridge Friends Meeting House

23a Watford Road

Cotteridge

Birmingham

B30 1JB

United Kingdom

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Afternoon Meeting for Worship

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Cotteridge Quaker Meeting

Afternoon Meeting for worship Sunday at 3pm

To ensure the safety of all, we have made changes to the layout and use of our building. Details are explained in our community behaviour agreement (posted at the Meeting House entrance and on our website https://cotteridgequakers.org.uk/). We ask everyone to adhere to them.

We invite all to attend our meetings where they can discover what has been called “the amazing fact of Quaker worship”. Currently, however, as social distancing limits our space, you must register in advance by 6 pm on the preceding Saturday if you wish to attend.

Essential details of your registration will be retained for 21 days to support the government’s track and trace programme.

Please select your ticket, and if you have additional requirements, please select the option in the 'Add On' section.

There will be no zoom connection for this Meeting for Worship.

Our car park will be opened to allow worshippers only to park between 2:30pm and 3pm. The gates will then be locked until the conclusion of the meeting and relocked after everyone has departed.

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Community Behaviour Agreement

Cotteridge Local Meeting

Government advice on reopening places of worship during the current pandemic recommends that we implement an informal community behaviour agreement. These guidelines assume that visitors are compliant with current government guidelines in their conduct outside the Meeting House, and in particular: -

  • Do not attend if any member of your household has symptoms of coronavirus (amongst which could be fever, cough or loss of smell/taste).
  • Follow advice from the test and trace process to self-isolate if you have had any contact with people suffering from the virus
  • Follow Government guidance on vulnerable groups, including current advice to over 70s to minimise contact outside your household.
  • Keep a safe space (currently two metres) between you and other households.
  • Avoid public transport and wear protective face covering if you do use it

For attending Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House: -

Register your attendance in advance as only up to the allowed number of households can be admitted. This will be via Eventbrite (or telephoning the warden on 0121 459 0111 if this is not possible). Do not exceed maximum numbers as advised by signs. The names of people attending will be kept for 21 days before being destroyed. GDPR regulations are being amended to allow this.

Use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the building. Follow cleaning instructions. Wash your hands regularly

Proceed to take a seat, preferably as far into the Meeting House as space allows. Once you are seated in the Meeting House, do not change your position or use other seats

Do not make physical contact with Friends beyond your household group, and observe distancing protocols

Follow any one-way systems and queuing procedures.

Do not stand in the corridor. Move through without delay.

Give way to people exiting.

Toilet facilities are only accessible by one person/household at a time. Observe the rules for controlling this. Paper towels will continue in use. Please dispose of carefully.

Follow instructions given by those responsible for the building.

Take care for children and vulnerable adults in your care.

Please take any used tissues etc home with you for disposal. If necessary, use litter bins provided.

Consider others and follow advice and instructions on signs.

Do not go into any taped-off areas

Leave the meeting in a methodical way to avoid compromising social distancing. 'If asked, please stack chairs in the places requested. Those nearest the door should leave first if possible.

The garden will be accessible in clement weather, so can be used for post-meeting conversations (retaining social distancing). If you use this area, please leave via the back gate behind the classrooms.

General points

For the time being there will be no books (QF&P, Holy Bible, Advices & Queries) on the table for general use. Friends are encouraged to bring their own copies. There will not be the usual carafe of water or glasses. Please bring your own if you feel you may need them. Tea/coffee will not be served after Meeting until such time as it is safe to do so. The kitchen will not be available.

Agreed by Cotteridge Quaker Meeting on 26 July 2020

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Cotteridge Friends Meeting House

23a Watford Road

Cotteridge

Birmingham

B30 1JB

United Kingdom

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