How to Assess the COVID-19 Risk in Your Church Building
Why are risk assessments so important, and why should church leaders take them seriously - especially as churches re-open after the coronavirus lockdown? We spoke to a Health and Safety Inspector to find out.
Ensuring you have conducted a thorough COVID-19 risk assessment is key to reopening your church building safely. However, the desire to meet again physically after so long could cause the temptation to fill out an assessment as simply a tick-box exercise.
We spoke to Julian Wilks, a chartered environmental health practitioner (and member at Christchurch Harborough) , to discuss the importance of risk assessments and their legal implications, plus some tips on where to start with assessing the risk in your church building.
- Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020 notice (gov.uk);
- How to Prepare for a COVID Secure Church (fiec.org.uk);
- A Note on Health and Safety: Legal Duties for Churches (fiec.org.uk).