Coronavirus Advice from the District


As a district, we would encourage you to be aware of and follow the advice which is on the Methodist website and to check for any updates and changes on a daily basis. Click the link here.

See below for the latest guidance from the Connexion

Update 13 July 2021

Changes to Government Guidance

  • One of the aims of the latest government communiqué is to enable the public to make informed decisions.  We are keen ministers and leadership teams do likewise.  We offer these guidelines to help you, and your leadership teams, make decisions linked to your local context.
  • The Property Team will be reviewing more detailed Connexional guidance following the Prime Minister’s update on the 12 July, and posting this from 19 July, when the Government will lift most restrictions.
  • Although there are no specific updates to the government guidance document concerning places of worship yet, the Health Secretary announced to the House of Commons that from the 19 July there will be ‘…no restrictions on communal worship and singing’. This includes singing at weddings, funerals and baptisms.

To find out more about what the lifting of restrictions will mean for churches and communal worship plus advice from the Methodist Church, click here .


Test and Trace Information 

TMCP have produced a helpful article regarding the legal requirements for Test & Trace and QR codes in response to the government’s recent announcements – read more here.  We will also be working on publishing more practical advice on this topic as soon as we can. 

You can also read the government guidance on the following:


SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

ADVANCED AND FOUNDATION MODULE: Information from the Connexion is that face to face training should be suspended.  Deadlines for completion of the training will be extended.  Where people are new to post, we are encouraged to direct people to the relevant handbook for their role. The Nottingham and Derby District are to be a pilot district for the new online training. Further information has been emailed to ministers and circuit administrators. 

T4T (TRAINING FOR TRAINERS) FOR THE FOUNDATION MODULE: The District has produced a digital/online version so that trainers are then prepared to roll out the new module when the current restrictions have been removed. A number of training sessions have already taken place. The District safeguarding team will inform people of any new dates as they become available. 


ALL WE CAN – METHODIST RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FUND

For information from Tim Baker, Churches and Volunteers Manager at All We Can, Click here


For further information from Tim Baker about their online and digital worship resources, click here


REFLECTIVE RESOURCE FOR FUNERALS

The following resource has been produced to be used at home for those who are unable to attend a funeral.

Click here  to download the resource.