Current Government Advice:
(Below is a brief description, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public for details.)
In the fight against the rapid spread of coronavirus, the Prime Minister has placed UK on lockdown on the 23rd March. He gave the order to stay at home.
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household. Wash your hands properly once you go back home.
The government has also sent out text messages to its citizens. Everyone must comply and the police will have the power to impose fines or disperse crowds. The government will review these measures again in 3 weeks’ time.
1) In light of government advice, we have suspended all public meetings held at church address. We conduct online worship service every Sunday (10:30am – English; 1pm – Cantonese; 3:30pm – Mandarin). You are welcome to join our worship by clicking the red button “Live Worship” on our website https://ecclondon.com. (You may need to install zoom app to join our meetings if you use mobile devices.) We will upload sermon recording to our website for our members.
2) We also conduct cell groups and bible courses online. Members can ask cell leaders for more information.
3) We ask our members to follow government advice to stay at home and maintain good hygiene. May the Lord’s peace and joy be with you all. Our church leaders or pastors are ready to pray for you if you have any concerns about health. If you show symptoms of coronavirus, you should seek medical help as soon as possible (visit nhs.uk for more information).
4) We give thanks to God that we can meet in a new way online, in times when we all need to stay at home. Members can contact our pastors through phone call or email. Our staffs handle our church email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as usual.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)