General Information

Two services will be conducted at re-opening and subsequently
Sunday School programs shall be held on Wednesdays at 7.00pm to 8.00pm on-line
There shall be NO separate services for the children or the youth at the sanctuary on Sundays
Other on-line/telephone programs held by the children and youth departments shall continue
Online streaming services for Sundays shall also continue

Church Service Protocol

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Arrival/Check in/Seating
9:30 am – 11:00 am: 1st Service (English)
11:00 am – 11:15 am: Clean-up/Sanitization of Sanctuary
11:15 am – 11:30 am: Arrival/Check-in/Seating
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: 2nd Service (Akan/Twi)
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Bible Studies (Sunday School) online

Seating Protocol

Seating strictly under the direction of our Ushers
6 feet distance between congregants/families, 2/3 empty seats in between
Only every other row will be seated on or 6 feet distance between rows. Seats and rows not used to be cordoned off
Similar seating arrangements will be for all other meetings

Public/Individual Protocol

All attendees will be asked and are required to honestly respond to specific health related questions about themselves
Individuals/Families will have their temperatures checked before entry into the sanctuary/Temple and all church sanctioned gatherings
Any individual with an abnormally high temperature (100.4 F or above) will be asked to go back home or observe church service online
If one member of a family is found to have a high temperature, the entire family will be asked to go home and observe service form the online platform

Self-Protection Action

Wearing of masks is MANDATORY in the temple except, on stage or for congregants under the age of 2
Use of hand sanitizers before entering the temple is REQUIRED
Wearing of hand gloves is optional
The elderly (65 and above), the sick and those with pre-existing conditions will be asked to stay home and enjoy online service
There will be no laying on of hands during services of all kinds, including baby dedications and weddings

Entering/Exit Protocol

This shall be under the strict guidance of the ushers
Congregants shall enter from the main entrance doors only and exit via the back doors only
Sanctuary floors shall be marked and congregants are encouraged to follow the arrows to enter and exit church/wash rooms
All side rooms shall be locked and remain inaccessible to all congregants except authorized

Cleaning Protocol

The following shall be observed
Sanctuary and washrooms should be thoroughly cleaned (deep cleaning) and disinfected every Saturday evening/night
There shall be a clean-up and sanitization after every in-person meeting at the sanctuary
Sanctuary seats shall not be used after Saturday deep cleaning

Record Keeping

Every effort shall be made to keep accurate records in case of contact tracing
Services will be recorded. We will take still photographs of both the seated congregants and those onstage during services
The church reserves the perpetual right to publish and use videos and still photographs taken in any legal venture without the consent of congregants. Attendance to service is deemed as consent
Chief usher must keep a record of ushers and helpers on duty weekly
We shall keep records of every educational event on COVID-19
Still photographs, audio/video recording of services shall be made. These shall remain the sole property of the church and may be broadcast without any let or hinderance from attendees who by attending church service, absolves the church or its assignees from all and any legal responsibility/liabilities emanating from their attendance including COVID 19 related issues