We are a congregation that takes the safety of those attending very seriously. At a congregational meeting we decided to continue our policy of only permitting those over 16 who are fully vaccinated or medically exempt to attend worship.
To be a congregation that excludes anyone absolutely goes against what we stand for, however, if we were to allow the unvaccinated to attend, there are vulnerable people who would feel unable to attend, and hence be excluded. Since our congregation has always prioritised those who are vulnerable we have made the decision to preference those who cannot make a choice over those who can.
This decision is provisional and will be reviewed frequently as the COVID situation continues to evolve.