COVID-19 restrictions continue to be slowly released and our church buildings are gradually being allowed to re-open for more activities, both Church related and for those third parties who frequently use Methodist premises. Managing Trustees are understandably raising questions as to where responsibility for COVID-19 safety falls.

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When we published our last Data Protection update on the 27th March 2020, we were at the beginning of what has now become 13 weeks of lockdown and counting. The Governments across England, Wales and Scotland are now starting to lift the restrictions and life is beginning to return to some form of normality.

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A new template Burial Ground Closure Notice has been developed for use by Managing Trustees who are taking steps to close the whole or part of their burial ground. The new template Burial Ground Closure Notice can be accessed from the Sales and Legislation pages on TMCP’s website.

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Non Residential Lease Rent Concessions – An Update

12th Jun 2020 | Property Updates

On 7 May 2020 TMCP and Blake Morgan made available a process and accompanying guidance, via TMCP’s website, to help Managing Trustees whose non residential tenants were having difficulties in meeting their rental payments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 FAQ’s updated

11th Jun 2020 | Money Updates

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on TMCP’s COVID-19 page have now been updated to include questions raised with our Finance team.

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The lockdowns restrictions have begun to ease and this has meant that there is new guidance available on the sale and purchase of properties. As estate agents and removal firms re-open for business, Managing Trustees will be keen to restart projects that have been on hold during the lockdown period.

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TMCP has updated its COVID-19 and its effect upon Building Contracts and works to Methodist Churches Focus Note following the updated advice from the Government. The guidance contains a number of FAQs to assist Managing Trustees and a new FAQ has been added which addresses works to Manses.

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