Advice for ELELS members relating to Synagogue services and precautions relating to  Coronavirus or Covid-19 infections.

Members will be aware of the presence of the new Coronavirus (now named Covid-19) within the UK, and the increasing number of cases appearing across the country.

Obviously, we hope and pray that this outbreak is brought under control very soon, not only in our own country but throughout the world.

Whilst this situation continues, it seems only correct that our Synagogue should be taking appropriate measures to try and control any potential outbreak within our own community.

We would respectfully ask you that if you have recently travelled to one of the countries listed below, that you do not visit our Synagogue for fourteen days after you have returned to the UK:

  • Cambodia
  • China including Hong Kong & Macau
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tenerife
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Obviously, we do not want to turn away congregants and visitors from our Synagogue. However, we must be mindful of the health of our community. We have to be particularly aware of those amongst our membership who are in particularly vulnerable groups.

Of course, if any members were to become infected or needs to be in quarantine, we would ask that you let us know of this and we will try to offer support as best we can.

If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 Coronavirus advice website. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment. 

The latest advice and developments on the Covid-19 situation can be found on the GOV.UK website.

If you have any questions or comments on this, as with any Synagogue matters, please do not hesitate to contact either our office our our Chairman, Stewart Spivack on 07745 790869.

Best wishes to you all

Rabbi Richard Jacobi & Stewart Spivack 

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