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I have now had chance to meet with Laura, Sandro and Alex.
We have looked at the work it might be possible to do over November, and the financial implications.
It seems sensible in terms of the church to:
Close the church for the month of November. We are not allowed to meet for worship. Although we could attempt to have the church open for private prayer, given that people are in lockdown it seems unlikely that it will be used. Notices will be posted on the building. We would hope to open for worship as soon as the government guidelines change/allow. In the meantime, we shall continue with our zoom services.
In terms of the Community Centre:
We will be able to keep the Support Groups, Pharmacy and The Peasant going under the new lockdown guidelines.
The choirs will not be allowed to meet from Thursday onwards.
There are several groups which we had hoped to start in November, but these start dates will be postponed until December.
With no work which is able to take place over November it is best that Laura is furloughed.
In terms of the Cafe:
It is not possible to have sit down coffees and snacks from Thursday, and this is where most of our income has been generated.
Take away would be possible but we would have to raise around £80 a day to break even within a calendar month. With the added restrictions of lockdown this is unlikely to be achievable.
It seems best that Sandro is furloughed.
In terms of Cleaning:
Although some groups will be meeting, they are already tasked with cleaning the rooms which they use.
It seems sensible to furlough Alex.
All of this is subject to PCC agreement, and I shall update you as things change.
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