It is a priority at Alive Church to do everything we can to ensure the safety of anyone who attends a gathering at St G’s and to play our part in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

Our practises reflect current government and Church of England advice.

Frequently asked questions

Can I just turn up to a gathering?

Yes, you no longer have to book a place, and we no longer record attendance for Track and Trace.

Can we sing?

As of 19th July, we can now sing inside the church building, hooray!

Will I still be able to watch from home?

Yes. If you’re self-isolating, can’t get to church or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, you can join in online.

Is there an accessible entrance?

Yes. We are still For Everyone, Always. The accessible entrance is open.

Will I need to wear a face mask?

We would like to ask you to wear a mask when you are moving around the church building and Hope House. If you prefer to, you can remove it when seated or singing. Equally, you can keep it on throughout the gathering. If you would prefer not to be near people who choose not to wear masks, we have an area designated for mask wearers who will keep them on throughout the gathering.

Will there be hand sanitiser?

Yes. There will be a touch-free hand-sanitising station by the entrance as well as some available in the toilets for re-entering the worship area. You’re also welcome to bring your own, of course.

Can I use the Baby Space ?

Yes, as well as all ages being welcome in the main worship area, the Baby Space will be open for use for feeding and to entertain younger members of the church family.

Can I use the toilets?

Yes. Toilets are open, and there’ll be hand sanitiser available on re-entry to the worship area.

Will there be time to chat to people at the end?

Yes, there is now no restriction on social contact.

What to do if you’re feeling unwell?

If you’re experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in normal taste or smell) or have been in contact with someone who’s been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 10 days, please join in with our gathering online from home.

Also, if you’ve been to a country on the UK’s quarantine list, please do join in from home.

Get in touch for any other queries?
Please email hello@gateshead.church if you have further questions about attending a gathering or if you’re checking us out for the first time.