Staying Covid-19 Secure
In line with Government announcements, we continue to actively plan re-opening as many of our churches as possible from early July. All of our 356 churches are unique and this means that we will be opening them on a site by site basis, and only when we can provide assurance that we are able to do so safely.
Finding Out if a Church is Open
From Monday 6 July, information about which churches are open will be available on the Find a Church pages of our website. You should check these if you are planning a visit, and bear in mind that we may need to close a church at short notice if the national or local situation changes.
Visiting Churches Safely
We understand you want to know what we are doing to support visiting CCT churches safely. Before opening, each church is undergoing a Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment and measures to support social distancing and additional hygiene are being put in place.
Find out more about how we are making our churches Covid-19 secure with our Frequently Asked Questions, below:
How will we know which churches are open?
Our priority is to protect the health of our volunteers, staff and members of the public. Our churches have been closed to the public for nearly three months, so they need a thorough check over and we need to put in place measures to support Covid-19 Secure visiting. This means that not all of our churches will be open straight away, so it is important that you check the website before you travel. The website is updated daily and new opening times will be posted as soon as we know them.
Will there be hand sanitiser at the churches?
We are not able to provide hand sanitiser at all of our churches. Instead we advise that you wash your hands at the earliest opportunity and avoid touching your face. You may also wish to carry your own hand sanitiser.
Will there be a one-way system in churches?
In our busier churches, in addition to signage reminding people to maintain social distancing and to increase hand hygiene, you may also find one-way systems or similar measures in place.
Many of our other churches enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of rural locations and rarely have a high number of visitors in the church at any one time, therefore a one-way system is not required.
Why have you taken visitor books and other literature away?
To minimise risk of cross contamination on high-contact areas, we have taken away visitor books, pens and literature.
We would love to hear from you if you have visited our churches, so please do contact us via social media to tell us about your visit. You can also find out more about the history of each church on our website.
Can Events Now Take Place in CCT Churches?
As with visiting our churches, our priority for enabling events to re-start is to protect the health of our volunteers, staff and members of the public. We are currently reviewing the Government guidance on what activities can now take place in public places. We will be updating our usual event risk assessment and management processes with Covid-19 Secure measures. As with our approach to re-opening for visitors, we will confirm events can take place in CCT churches on a site by site basis when we can provide assurance these can take place safely.
Can we now go Champing™?
On top of the thorough CCT checks and risk assessments that we are conducting as above, we are also putting in place additional safety checks and measures for Champing in line with the latest advice, so that we can open our most of our Champing churches for guests from the 10th July. We have also extended the season until the end of October, and are offering our usual flexible booking policy so that Champing guests can be confident that any bookings can be postponed if the situation changes further. We would also recommend visitors check the Champing website for further information on individual churches. www.champing.co.uk