Follow the mitigations that places of worship have put in place, for example, changes to entrances and exits or staggered arrivals.
We are doing online support via zoom for those who need to stay as home and also to manage the event in way to avoid large gatherings at the venue
Wash your hand (follow 20 sec hand washing rule!) before, during and after the event
If you can, all coming to the event are expected to wear face covering (mask)
Make sure you provide contact details at the AHT Registration Desk at the entrance when you come to the venue to support the NHS Test and Trace service designed to track and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Make sure only you touch your belongings
Take home personal items brought in to aid puja
If you choose to attend the gathering, you should ensure that it is COVID-19 secure and that you follow the safety advice set out by event organisers.
The numbers attending this gathering (includes adult and children) at all times to be kept below 30 so that transmission risks will be greatly reduced.
At all time follow social distancing guidance and keep two metres apart from people not in your household or support bubble at all times.
Other actions taken to reduce the risk of transmission should also be considered, for example, any food shared should be pre-wrapped, and prevent friends and family from using any dishes and cutlery other than their own or disposable ones.
It is also important that you do not stay long after praying and you should not hug or touch anyone outside your household.
Follow the instructions given by AHT stewards at all times.
Please arrive promptly and only stay at the venue for you allotted time slot This will help manage the gathering at the venue. This is to ensure social distancing can be maintained as per government guidelines. It will also help in managing the car parking facilities.
Clean your hands using the hand sanitiser available at the venue, as well as wipe any plate/utensil containing any offerings using the cleaning products provided.
It is recommended that devotees bring personal PPE (gloves, masks etc) to wear while coming for Darshan.
Toilet facility is available at the venue. It is your responsibility that you keep it clean and wipe toilet handles and seats with hand sanitiser after use. No more than 2 people use each suite of toilets at one time.
Maximum of 6 people; including the priest, will be allowed around the area close to the deity in the hall. An AHT steward may ask you to move away from the Lord Ganeshji temporarily if this number is likely to be breached.
All offerings brought by the devotee must be placed on the designated location as per the direction of the priest.
All offerings brought by the devotee must be taken back with them.
While doing prayers / mantras / bhajans, devotees must not be loud and also do not shout at any times. We will use microphones for any announcements
Photographs/videos will be taken at the venue. Please let the AHT volunteer know if you don’t want to be included in the photograph
Avoid touching door handles, light switches, window catches, equipment at the venue.
If you or anyone in their household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days, and that if they develop symptoms within 7 days of visiting the premises they MUST use the Test, Track and Trace system to alert others with whom they have been in contact.
Don’t break social distancing (2 metres between households, or 1 metre with mitigations, if 2 metres is not possible), and especially avoid touching people outside of your household.
Don’t remove your face mask while at the venue unless it is required for a reason
Don’t move any furniture around at the venue to avoid altering the settings