The Church and NHS guidelines revolve around 3 specific points:
- For preparation and distribution of Communion – those involved in the preparation and distribution of Communion should take particular care to wash hands thoroughly before handling the elements. Individual glasses for the wine are preferable.
- Greeting one another (for example, during the sharing of the Peace). Physical contact should be kept to a minimum. Alternative methods, such as toughing elbows could be used.
- People who have recently travelled to affected areas should self-isolate until they are sure they do not present with the symptoms of Coronavirus.
Please take care to implement these measures. The full recommendations are here:https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/the-methodist-church-coronavirus-guidance/