Information regarding services in OKS

Our country is in a new period of measures and restrictions in the attempt to fight the Covid19 virus.

Since we have churches in six different municipalities, there are slightly different conditions that apply to the services.

We are deeply grateful to all the volunteers and to the whole church, in the way you have handled this season and responded in various ways. It has been demanding and remains demanding, but the season is full of so many stories, testimonies and bright spots and we are full of hope and expectation. We stand together during these times, and we all make an extra effort to call and be aware of those who do not live with families or in a collective.

Before you read further about what applies in your location on Sunday: Everyone is welcome to follow our service online from OKS Romerike at 12 noon here (in Norwegian only).


OKS ROMERIKE
As a ban on indoor events is immediately introduced in Viken, there will be no service at Kjeller. Instead, we welcome you to follow the service from OKS Romerike online at 12 noon here.

 

OKS CITYKIRKEN
As a ban on indoor events is immediately introduced in Oslo, there will be no service in Møllergata 40.  Instead, we welcome you to join OKS Romerike’s service online at 12 noon here.

 

OKS GRORUDDALSKIRKEN
As a ban on indoor events is immediately introduced in Oslo, there will be no service at Furuset. Instead, we welcome you to join OKS Romerike’s online service at 12 noon here.

 

OKS VENNESLA, OKS HALDEN, OKS TROMSØ and OKS HAUGESUND
There will be services on Sunday, with a limit of a maximum of 50 participants.

We thus follow the national guidelines for events, and no extraordinary measures have been introduced in these municipalities.

 

May God bless you richly!
Welcome to service at your location, or to follow service online from OKS Romerike on Sunday
(only in Norwegian).

Take good care of each other!

 

Please keep reading for important information regarding attendance at the services at the locations that still have services, and answers to other questions you may have.

Registration
Pre-registration (for free, of course) is still required to attend a OKS services at the locations that are open.

It is a simple and uncomplicated process, and each service/gathering will have its own registration link that you will find in the calendar for each church.

This is to make sure that we do not gather more than the number that is allowed, and to keep track of everyone that attends a service for potential contact tracing.

The small amount of personal information you leave in the registration will only be used for this purpose. You do not have to be a member of the church to register for a service.

Is it safe to attend a service now?
With the measures and guidelines that is now being followed, we think it is a lower risk to visit church than many other arenas in the community that are open.

The OKS administration has worked through the official guidelines, established routines, and shared this knowledge to the leaders in the different OKS locations.

No one is one hundred percent «protected» from being infected. 

We believe it is healthy and good to participate in a Sunday service – for our mental health, our spiritual health, for the church life and the social life.

Other important information
If you are in quarantine, suspect being sick, have symptoms of respiratory infection or other mild symptoms, you cannot attend any services or other events.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly volunteers, and they will check that you are registered for the service. They can help you register when you arrive, if there are any «free spots» in the amount allowed.

Everyone that is not from the same household must keep at least 1 metre distance. No hugging or hand shaking. The rules for good hand hygiene still apply, and there will be antibac available when you enter the building and at other relevant places.

It is obligatory to wear a face mask if you cannot keep a distance of 1 metre on the way in and out of the service, so feel free to do so.

Like you may have experiences at airports, our volunteers may ask you a couple of simple questions, to make sure that you are familiar with the infection control measures.

All our measures and routines exist for your safety and with the purpose of making church safe. You as an attendee is welcome to enjoy the service, as long as you have understood the general guidelines for infection control.

God bless you!