Warden Duties During Covid-19
- Wardens must be at church 30 minutes before Mass. You must phone Christine Lewis to confirm your attendance
- There should be 3 wardens at each Mass and 2 on a weekday Mass.
- Wardens must first wash their hands in the sacristy, sanitise hands and put on gloves and face coverings.
- First Warden must control entry, ensure people sanitise their hands in the porch, wear a face covering and remain a minimum of one metre apart. Disposable face masks will be available for those who have forgotten them.
NOTE: Those parishioners with severe breathing difficulties and the under 5’s are not required to wear face coverings.
- Second Warden inside the church will collect names and telephone numbers of those attending.
- Third Warden guides parishioner(s) to the next available place nearest the top of the church using both sides. Parishioners cannot sit where they want.
- A total of 36 people will be permitted in the body of the church. A family can sit in a cluster of no more than 6 on the same bench.
- At Holy Communion, the first Warden must move into the sacristy and the second Warden will conduct parishioners from benches, one bench at a time, front to back on the pulpit side followed by back to front on the font side. The third Warden to remain at the back of church.
- You must ensure people do not leave any belongings in their pew as they will not be returning to that place.
- After receiving Holy Communion at the sanctuary step, the communicant will go into the sacristy where the Warden on duty in the sacristy will ensure parishioners dispose of any unwanted papers in the bin provided. The communicant must sanitise their hands then leave the church via the sacristy door.
- After Mass, Wardens will take cleaning equipment from the sacristy into the church.
- Money donations are to be placed in the sacristy safe and left there for 72 hours before being counted.
- A fresh bin liner is to be placed in the sacristy bin.