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Coronavirus Measures

on Sat, 01/02/2020 - 01:27

Precautionary Measures Implemented by CPC to manage the risk of the Novel Coronavirus

The current spread of the Novel Coronavirus has caused much concern in the community. As God’s people, we should act with wisdom, taking heed of expert knowledge and advice, and also with faith and not over react or be unduly anxious. Pray for the Lord’s protection for ourselves and others. The following policies apply immediately to all CPC activities.

CPC regular activities

All worship services will continue. All other activities, including Sunday School, as well as Fellowship and Bible study meetings will continue, with brief postponement of resumption of the congregational lunch and Language School.

  1. The Lord’s Supper, due to the inherent risk in distributing food, will not be conducted in February.
  2. Resumption of church lunch will be deferred for two weeks to 16 February 2020.
  3. Resumption of the Language School will be deferred for one week to 16 February 2020.

Participation in church gathering

  1. People, including adult and children who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macau shall self-isolate from attending CPC gatherings (including Sunday School, Language School, Creche and all off-site small group meetings) for 14 days after leaving those places.
  2. People who have been in contact with confirmed cases of novel coronavirus shall self-isolate from attending CPC gatherings for 14 days following exposure.
  3. People who have fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath shall not attend church gatherings until professional medical advice is obtained to the contrary.
  4. If you self-isolate, our pastors & leaders would like to keep in contact with you by phone and/or electronic means to keep you in touch with the CPC community.

Precautions when attending CPC gatherings

  1. Stay home if you are unwell.
  2. Wearing of face masks is optional for healthy people. People who have respiratory symptoms shall seek medical advice or return home immediately, and wear a surgical mask to reduce the risk of transmitting any infection to others while travelling. CPC has a small stock of mask available to those who need one for this purpose.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then wash hands thoroughly.
  4. Maintain hand hygiene at all times, washing hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse with water and dry with a disposable paper towel. If your hands are not visibly soiled and it is not convenient to access handwashing facilities, use alcohol-based hand sanitiser (this is provided at the entrances to the Auditorium and Worship Centre).

CPC Session
Issued 31 January 2020