Accessing the Faith Centre during COVID-19

We are delighted to be able to re-open the Faith Centre for personal prayer and reflection. We have made some changes to ensure the space is compliant with COVID-19 safety regulations and a full risk assessment for our faith provision has been undertaken.

Opening Hours 
  • The Faith Centre will be open from 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday. The building will be closed at the weekend.
  • The Quiet Rooms around campus will be open in line with building opening times. 

 

The Chaplains 
  • The Chaplains remain available virtually, during their working hours, to staff and students and can be contacted via Teams or their email address. You can book an appointment with a Chaplain through Advantage

 

Faith Centre changes to facilities  
  • All users must swipe in and out using their staff or student ID card to gain access to the building throughout the day.
  • Unfortunately, the building is not available for community use at this time.
  • All users are encouraged to use the QR code displayed in the entrance to support NHS Track and Trace.
  • The social space has been closed. 
  • The community kitchen has been closed but the Kosher kitchen remains available with a single occupancy restriction. 
  • Wherever possible, ablutions should be undertaken at home to reduce touchpoints and delays for those who cannot ablute at home. The ablutions are still available with reduced occupancy.
  • The Chapel and Prayer Hall are open with social distancing measures in place reducing capacity. 
  • No holy books will be available to use. 
  • Furniture should not be moved within this space.  
  • There are no bookable meeting rooms. 
  • The Quiet Room remains open for quiet contemplation, with single occupancy only. 
  • Seats have been provided to use only whilst taking your shoes off and putting them back on. 
  • The shoe racks have been closed. Please use your own bags to keep your shoes and other belongings with you whilst you pray. 
  • Friday prayers are on hold during December lockdown. See guidance here.   

 

Quiet Rooms in Allerton, Maxwell and MCUK 
  • All Quiet Rooms are now single occupancy only. If a Quiet Room is not free, please wait outside the room until it becomes free or return later. 
  • Follow all guidance for cleaning and room use as displayed inside and outside the room. 
  • No prayer mats or religious books will be available. Bring your own and take home with you.   

 

Personal safety in all Faith spaces 
  • Please use hand sanitiser as you enter and as you leave this space.  
  • Please observe social distancing at all times.   
  • You must wear a face covering at all times within the Faith Centre.   
  • To ensure social distancing, you should only pray in the designated spaces. 
  • Please keep all belongings with you at all times (including your shoes in a plastic bag).
  • Please clean touch points before and after use with the cleaning equipment provided.
  • Windows must remain open at all times.