To Protect Each Other - HANDS FACE SPACE

Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Use hand sanitiser where soap and water are not available.
Where possible wash hands before and after each activity.
Avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily.

If you can, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces.
Wash or sanitise hands before and after handling face covering.
Avoid touching your face or face covering.
Wash or replace face coverings regularly.

Keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart wherever possible.
Use other safety measures if not e.g. 1 metre separation with face covering.
Avoid crowded places.

Show consideration to others.
Not all people can wear a face covering or understand the COVID restrictions.
Some may have greater anxiety or be struggling with the situation.
Support one another.

Before you leave home ask yourself
" Do I have Coronavirus symptoms ? "
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
If you do, please stay at home and get a test or get medical advice.

For further information see links below.

Find out what level of restrictions apply in your location.

Note different restrictions apply in Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.
Information about local covid alert levels (Tier 1 - Medium, Tier 2 - High, Tier 3 - Very High) can be found here.

As a caring church we are aware of the concerns of our congregation, community, country and world at large regarding the current coronavirus outbreak. We wish to support those in need of reassurance and our prayers (see our Prayer Page). Please use the telephone number or email at the foot of the page if you need to contact us.

Please note as per Methodist Church recommendation most worship services and group meetings in Temple have been suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance during the coronavirus outbreak. You can catch up on services on our Previous Services & Sermons page. You can also join in worship from home via a number of other websites including Wesley's Chapel and Westminster Central Hall or use the Methodist Church resources found on our Home Worship page. Worship material from Temple can be found on the This Week's Service and Prayer pages. You can also keep in touch with our friends at Paul St URC and St John's.

Below are some links which give information regarding guidance to churches from the Methodist Church, information from the UK government, and NHS/Public Health England.

The Methodist Church regularly issues guidance and resources such as attending church, welcoming people, worship & communion, and pastoral concerns.

The Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance and Resources

The UK government provides up to date information on how to stay safe, testing, employment, schools, housing, travel, care and support.

UK government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage (main webpage)

Test and trace what to do if you think you have symptoms

What you can and can't do

COVID-19 recovery strategy

Get Coronavirus Support as a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Person

NHS advice on reducing the risk of contracting coronavirus

NHS advice and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Useful websites

NHS 111

Citizens Advice

Taunton Foodbank

Age UK

MIND Mental Health Charity

Somerset West & Taunton Council Advice & Information

Somerset County Council Advice & Information