1. Worship Services

1.1  What are the different Worship Services with effect from 9 January 2022?


Traditional English Service at 8.15am/ Mandarin Service at 9.30am:

 

Limited to 50 pax and open to all

 

Contemporary English Service (CS) at 10.45am:

 

More than 50 pax and open to worshippers who are:

•  Fully vaccinated (refer to 1.3); or
•  Exempted (refer to 1.4); or

1.2  I am unvaccinated. Can I still attend CS?


No, unvaccinated congregants may not be able to attend CS unless they are exempted from VDS (refer to 1.4). 

1.3  What does “Fully Vaccinated” refer to?


A congregant is considered fully vaccinated if he/ she has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or WHO EUL vaccines (e.g., AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac), with an additional 14 days for the vaccine to be fully effective.


1.4  Who are exempted from Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS)?


Congregants who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, are exempted from VDS.

Congregants who are certified to be medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under The National Vaccination Programme.

Children 12 years old and below are also exempted from VDS. 

1.5  Why do we need to make the change to CS?

As our desire is to enable more of the MCI family to gather and worship safely, increasing our capacity from the current 50 to 150 pax allows us to accommodate more worshippers on-site.

1.6  Can children aged 12 years and below attend CS?


Yes, children aged 12 years and below are exempted from VDS and may attend the service. Please bring the child’s birth certificate or Government-issued photo identification document (e.g., EZ-Link card, passport), for verification of age. 

1.7  Will CS still be livestreamed?


Yes, CS will still be livestreamed and can be accessed here
 

2. Coming For Service

2.1  What do I need to bring to attend CS, regarding the Safe Management Measures?

  • If you are Fully Vaccinated, please bring

    • Your mobile device with the updated TraceTogether App, or

    • A working TraceTogether token.

  • If you are Exempted from VDS, please bring

    • Your mobile device with the updated TraceTogether App, or

    • A working TraceTogether token, or

    • PET Exemption Notice, or

    • Discharge Memo if it indicates the date of the 1st PCR positive result, or

    • Hardcopy of doctor-certification of medical ineligibility for all COVID-19 vaccines; and

    • Government-issued photo identification document (e.g. NRIC, Driving License) for verification of ID of exemption.

  • If you are a Child aged 12 and below, bring your

    • Your mobile device with the updated TraceTogether App, or

    • A working TraceTogether token, and

    • Birth certificate or government-issued photo identification document (e.g. EZLink card, passport), for verification of age.

2.2  Does my vaccination status need to be verified each time I attend service?

 

Yes, this is the current protocol for screening.

2.3  What should I do if I am feeling unwell on the day of service?

Please stay at home if you are unwell, and if necessary, seek medical treatment.

2.4  Is registration still required to attend worship services?

Yes, registration via the MCI Booking System is still required for entry into the service.  Registration for all services opens at 9:15am on Sunday one week in advance.

2.5  I was vaccinated overseas.  Am I exempted from VDS?

Overseas vaccination certificates are not valid for entry int the church.

If you were vaccinated overseas, please update your vaccination records in the National Immunisation Registry.