Updated 7th January, 12.30pm
‘… Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Josh 1:9)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Ps 91:1-2)
As you know, from January 4th we have entered Tier 5. National Lockdown.
If you are in a LifeGroup, please look out for each other – & if you are in need of help, please do let your LifeGroup leader know.
If you are not in a LifeGroup & need help, please ring the office on 0118 983 9080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,uk.
We are meeting as directors & leaders as often as we need to in view of changing or clarification of government advice, to review our current position, which is as follows:
Our Sunday service will be streamed only.
We are asking that LifeGroups don’t meet face to face & are recommending ‘virtual LifeGroups’, until further notice.
LifeGroup leaders will be making every effort to stay in contact with everyone during this period.
Other Events and Activities
We will be continuing with AA and our recovery groups.
All other groups and activities will be cancelled until further notice.
Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and support is accessible here.
If you have:
- a high temperature;
- a new, continuous cough;
- lost your sense of smell or taste or it has changed.
Go online or call 119 to arrange a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home or go home. You and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble. If you need clinical advice, go online to NHS 111 or call 111 and call 999 if your symptoms become serious.
If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, please follow their guidance. They will normally call you from 0300 013 5000 or send you text messages from ‘NHStracing’, though local contact tracers will contact you from a local council number. If you are unsure if this is genuine, please contact your local council for advice. Reading Council can be contacted via email@example.com or 0118 937 2707 and West Berkshire via CV19notifications@westberks.gov.uk or 01635 503242.
Both NHS Test and Trace and local contact tracers will never:
- ask you to dial a premium rate number (for example, those starting 09 or 087);
- ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind;
- ask for any details about your bank account;
- ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts;
- ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone;
- ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else;
- ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS.
If you have a positive test for COVID-19 and have been involved in a LifeSpring activity at The Pavilion within the previous 10 days, please let the activity/ministry leader or your LifeGroup leader know.
If you are a member of LifeSpring staff, please let your line manager know if you are self-isolating or have tested positive for COVID-19.