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Responding to COVID-19

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**LAST UPDATED 15 FEBRUARY 2021** 
In these uncertain and ever-changing times, we’re keen to keep you, our friends and supporters, up to date with all Scripture Union is doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be using this page to keep you informed on all decisions made and new information, as we have it, will be posted here.

We are following the government’s guidance and have put in place relevant measures to maximise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, our volunteers and our staff. We continue to monitor and respond to the situation and do so with our eyes fully-fixed on God. In all we do, we are seeking his wisdom and guidance and we invite you to join us in prayer for the situation – that wise decisions will be made and that we all as Christians will be able to share the love of Jesus in our communities over the coming months.

National Office Risk Assessment

 **UPDATED 15 FEBRUARY 2021**

In line with Government guidance, the majority of our team are working from home, with a skeleton staff in our national office, Trinity House, carrying out tasks that cannot be handled remotely. We have completed a Risk Assessment document for Trinity House to identify the steps that have been taken – and continue to be taken - to keep staff on the premises.

We continue to keep in touch with staff working from home, to ensure they have the necessary equipment, and to monitor and support them in their mental and physical wellbeing.

Read the Risk Assessment

National Scripture Union events

 **UPDATED 1 MAY 2020**

With heavy hearts and much prayer, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our events up to and including those due to take place in August 2020. This unfortunately includes our full summer holidays and missions programme. If you or your child were due to attend an event that has been cancelled, either as a volunteer or participant, we will contact you as soon as possible with more information.  Read more about these cancellations here.

Scripture Union Conference postponed
The 2020 Scripture Union conference, which was due to take place in June 2020, has now been rescheduled for next May. If you had booked a place, you should have received an email with the full details and information about your booking. If you have not received that email, please contact us.

Local events 

 **UPDATED 18 March 2020**

Beyond our national programme of events (as listed above), we also run events in partnership with local churches and local mission partners. We are in constant communication with our partners, and decisions are being made as to the status of these events on a case-by-case basis, notwithstanding government advice. If you or your child are due to attend an upcoming event and haven’t heard from your local contact, please get in touch with them.

Fulfilment of orders

 **UPDATED 9 APRIL 2020**

We are continuing to work with our suppliers to get your order(s) to you as usual. If this changes we will ensure this page and our resources centre are kept up-to-date. At this time, if you are able to place new orders via the website rather than over the phone, that would be helpful.

Suppliers

 **UPDATED 9 APRIL 2020**

Please ensure that any Invoices are sent through to [email protected], and include the purchase order both on the invoice, and in the email heading, to aid our payment processes.

 

Copyright

 **UPDATED 13 August 2020**

Due to the unprecedented nature of the situation we all find ourselves living in, we have created some guidelines around how you can use Scripture Union's content and resources to reach out to children and young people. Find details on our Scripture Union copyright guidance during the Coronavirus crisis page.

Getting in touch

Scripture Union staff are available to help you with any enquiries you may have. The best way to get in touch is via our contact us form.

If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person, you can call us on 01908 856 000. If you do call, please bear with us as it may take us longer than usual to answer. If you prefer, you can leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.

Join us in prayer

As this situation unfolds, we are reminded that we are not in control - God is. And with that in mind, it’s vital that we join together to pray. We are looking into ways to help facilitate prayer and fellowship at this time and hope to update you on those developments soon. For now, let’s use this opportunity to pray for our world, our communities and those even closer to home.

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy”. (Psalm 94:19)

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