In view of the current position and Government guidance regarding COVID-19, TMCP has put measures in place to allow for remote working for the team. This will ensure compliance with Government directives, will minimise exposure to direct personal contact and protect the team and their families while allowing us to continue working.

We would ask that Managing Trustees and their instructed professionals ensure (wherever possible) that all correspondence, engrossment documents and schedules are sent via email rather than the post in the first instance. Scanned copies of signed application schedules are acceptable. The reason for this is with staff members working remotely, or in the event of the office needing to be closed, it will be more efficient to manage incoming correspondence via email and to arrange for sealing which will help to minimise the disruption caused to our normal working pattern and to Managing Trustees.

Important notice - Mail sent to TMCP

 

An application has been made for TMCP’s  incoming post to be diverted following the closure of our offices on 25th March, but due to a delay in the Royal Mail implementing this divert the incoming post has not been delivered yet and may be returned to senders in due course.


If you have submitted any correspondence, schedules, legal documents or cheques to TMCP since Monday 24th March, please be aware that we may not have received these and they should be resubmitted by email wherever possible, as requested above. Please tell us if it is a duplicate copy so we can ensure it is not processed twice if the original gets through to us. If a cheque has been sent, please contact our Finance department for information as to how the payment can be made by bank transfer instead.

 

During this period of remote working, staff will have access to our core IT systems and will continue to be contactable by telephone using the direct telephone numbers included at the foot of emails received from us. If you have any queries for our Finance or Legal sections, it would assist us greatly if these can be submitted by email or via our contact form and our staff will respond by email or telephone as soon as they are able, normally within one working day.

We will of course provide further updates as necessary and a ‘FAQ’ page is available in the resources linked to this page to address any common questions we are getting about how to deal with the current challenges presented by this pandemic. We will publish further information on anything that may impact you directly in due course. Please refer to the News Hub  for any further announcements and sign up on the News Hub page for email alerts if you have not already done so.

Useful links:

Guidance from the Methodist Church Connexional Team:
https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus-guidance/

Government links:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector

World Health Organisation information:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

NHS information and guidance:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Guidance from the ICO regarding Data Protection:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-coronavirus/ 
 

If Managing Trustees have any specific queries then please contact TMCP  for further assistance