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Central London service Covid-19 guidance

From Sunday 19th September, the LSE will require everyone attending their venues to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test on arrival. This is to help keep all students, staff and visitors safe.

To do this, please follow these 4 steps before coming to church:

  1. Order a lateral flow test online here or pick up from a pharmacy.
  2. Take the test at home. Find out how here.
  3. Report your test result on the gov.uk website.
  4. You will receive a text or email confirming your negative result, and you will need to show this text or email to LSE security staff when you arrive at the venue.


Why do I need to take a lateral flow test to come to church?

This is a new requirement the LSE is implementing at all of their venues, to help keep their students, staff and visitors safe. As Christ Church London we are asking everyone who comes to church to comply with LSE regulations in the interest of safety.

What happens if my test result is positive?

If your lateral flow test has a positive result, please do not come to church, and follow government guidelines.

What happens if I arrive at church without evidence of a negative test result?

If you haven’t taken a test or don’t have evidence of a negative result, we will ask you to take a lateral flow test when you arrive at the LSE, which we will provide. You will need to wait 20 minutes for the test result before we can allow you into the building.

Is this compulsory? 

Yes, testing is now a requirement at all LSE venues.

Do I still need to wear a mask?

Yes, please wear a mask when walking around the hallways of the LSE building, or standing in the service. When sitting down you are welcome to take off your mask.

How long will this new system last?

The LSE are regularly reviewing their safety policy, but we expect this system will be in place until at least Sunday 17th October. We will let you know as and when the LSE update their policy, so please make sure you subscribe to our Noticeboard and select ‘Central service’ if you haven’t already done so.