Onsite Meeting Notice

NPAC Onsite Meetings

Entry Registration Arrangements and Prevention Measures for Church Meetings and  Classes

(Updated Sept 14, 2022)

OFFICE HOURS:

Main Church

  • Mon to Sat: 9:30am-10pm
  • Sun: 8:45am-7pm
  • (Mon to Fri: 1-2pm closed)

Truth Centre

  • 6Mon to Wed, Fri to Sat: 9:30am-10pm
  • Thu: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Sun: 8:45-5:35pm

Education Centre

  • Mon, Fri & Sat: 9:30am-10pm
  • Tue, Wed: 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu: 9:30am-6pm
  • Sun: 8:45am-6pm
  • (Mon to Fri: 1-2pm closed)
Resumption Arrangement of Onsite Meetings:

English Worship Service:

  • Onsite service has been resumed. Every Sun 10:45am at Education Centre.
  • Live broadcast: click here for broadcast link, or search “NPAC English Service” at YouTube.
  • Recording available until following Tue.

Fellowship Meetings: All fellowship are now meeting onsite as below schedules (all meetings will spend additional 15 minutes for cleaning up):

  • Gatekeepers: Fri May 13, 7:30-9:15pm
  • Peacemakers: Fri May 13, 8-9:45pm
  • Tentmaker: Sat May 14, 5-6:45pm
  • Couple Fellowship & Women’s Fellowship: Sun May 22, 1:30-3:15pm
  • Joint Adult Fellowship: Sun Jun 12, 1:30-3:15pm

Sunday School:

  • All onsite Sunday School (Primary, Youth, and Adult) and Children’s Program are resumed. Sun 9:15-10:20am. For registered students only. If you wish to learn more about out Sunday School, please send an email to em@npac.org.hk.
Arrive earlier

The new registration arrangement may take more time upon arrival. Please come earlier for registration. If you encounter any problem during the registration, please contact our staff or on-duty volunteers.

Allow 15 mins for cleaning up the venue

For fellowship/small group meetings, and Sunday School Classes, after each meeting, sanitize the furniture and items used with wipes or alcohol spray with 75% alcohol (not more than 80%). Finish the meeting on time and allow 15 mins for cleaning so that the venue can be handed over to the following users.

Sanitizing is not applicable to these areas:

A long-term disinfectant coating has been applied in the following venues, and there is no need to clean the venue with alcohol/concentrated detergents:

  • Main Church: Main Hall, Side Hall 1-2, prayer rooms, conference rooms.
  • Truth Centre: Worship Halls on 1/F & G/F, Halls A, A1, B1, B2 & C, T18, T3-5, glass room, retreat room, conference room & prayer tooms, sitting areas on 1/F & G/F, G01-G02, Living Stone, G glass room.
  • Education Centre: Foyer, worship Hall, nursery room, baby care room, counseling rooms, rooms 207, 208, 209 & 216.
Join Church MeetingS Online in these conditions:
  • Take your body temperature before leaving home. If you have symptoms of upper respiratory illnesses (symptoms such as coughing, runny nose, sneezing or throat pain) or fever (37.5°C or above), please stay home to rest and do not return to church.
  • If you need to undergo compulsory COVID tests or are subject to Quarantine Notice, please finish all the tests required and attend church meetings only if you tested negative and are in good health.
  • If you have contact with infected persons recently, though without symptoms, please stay home and take part in worship service online. Take PCR or RAT if needed.
  • For inbound persons, though the government has shortened the compulsory quarantine in hotels for three days then followed by home surveillance for four days, all those who return from overseas can only go to scheduled premises (including church) after seven nights. Click here for Government’s official information.
Entry Registration:

According to the most updated anti-epidemic measures for religious premises, (1) scanning the premises’ LeaveHomeSafe code and (2) having your vaccine pass verified by premises’ devices is mandatory for entering church premises. Please note the following requirement:

For persons aged 12 or above:

  • Use (1) LeaveHomeSafe App to scan the premises’ QR code and (2) have your Vaccine Pass verified by the premises’ device. (Printed copy and photo stored on your mobile is acceptable)
  • If you are: (a) aged 15 or below and not accompanied by an adult or, (b) aged 65 or above or, (c) a person with disability, instead of using LeaveHomeSafe App, you can (1) fill out the “Specified Declaration / Information Collection Form” (available onsite or download it here and fill it out before you come and give it to our staff when you arrive on the premises), and (2) have your Vaccine Pass verified by the premises’ device. (Printed copy and photo stored on your mobile is acceptable)

For children aged under 12

  • If the child is accompanied by an adult, there is no requirement for LeaveHomeSafe registration, filling out the form, or presenting Vaccine Pass for verification.
  • If the child is arriving on the premises by him/herself, only need to fill out the “Specified Declaration / Information Collection Form” (available onsite or download it here and fill it out before you come and give it to our staff when you arrive the premises)

Changing Venues:

  • Main church, Truth Centre, and Education Centre have their own specific LeaveHomeSafe QR Code. It is required to re-register when entering these venues.

Former NPAC’s registration system

  • Octopus Card, Google form and written form are no longer needed for entering the church premises.
For vaccination requirements:

From May 31 onward, the third stage of the vaccination requirement is under implementation. Please pay attention to the vaccination dosage requirements of the Vaccine Pass for entering the church premises. For detailed information, visit government’s website here.

Dosage Requirement for Vaccine Pass:

Aged 5 to 11:

  • Starting from September 30, 2022:
    • 1st dose, if within 3 months from 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, if after 3 months from 1st dose
  • Starting from November 30, 2022,
    • required to receive the 2nd dose

Aged 12 and above:

  • 2nd dose if within 5 months from 2nd dose
  • 3rd dose if after 5 months from 2nd dose

Recovered Persons who are aged 5 and above are required to have their “recovery record QR code” verified.

  • Within 6 months from recovery or
    who had received 2nd or 3rd dose before COVID-19 infection, no additional dose is required.
  • After 6 months from recovery:
    • Not vaccinated before COVID-19 infection: i) 1st dose if infected within 6 months from 1st dose
      ii) 2nd dose if infected after 6 months from 1st dose
    • Received 1st dose before COVID-19 infection: 2nd dose is required.
    • 2nd dose is not required for those who took Comirnaty (BioNTech) as 1st dose
Make sure you have a valid Vaccine Pass

Check if you have your Vaccine Pass stored in the LeaveHomeSafe App on your mobile, and you can display your Vaccine Pass on your device. (If you need to know how to check your vaccination record on your LeaveHomeSafe App, click here.

To ensure a smooth entry, install the “LeaveHomeSafe” app or update it to version 3.4.0 or above. So that your QR code of “Vaccine Pass”, “Vaccination Medical Exemption Certificate” or “Recovery Record” can be effectively scanned.

If you have difficulty storing the Vaccine Pass on your LeaveHomeSafe App, you can also bring a copy (print or digital) of Vaccine QR code, Recovery QR Code, or Exemption Proof QR Code,

“Red Code” and “Amber Code” in the “Vaccine Pass”. 

Infected person will be categorised with a “Red Code”. Inbound persons from overseas will be categorised with an “Amber Code”. If the “Vaccine Pass” displays “Red Code” or “Amber Code”, the holder will not be allowed to enter any scheduled premises including the church.

Other preventive measures:
  • Keep your face masks on during the meetings.
  • No eating and drinking (except water) or meal gatherings at church. Do not arrange the whole meeting to be Praise & Worship.
  • Avoid physical contact (e.g., shaking hands, hugging).
  • Shared resources are not provided. Bibles, hymn books, shared kitchenware, etc., will not be provided for the time being.
  • Keep social distancing. When there are group activities outside church, keep safe with social distancing and COVID-19 preventive measures.
  • In case of infection. To provide support and care, please let your ministry’s pastors know when there is an infection among members.
  • Inquiries: Please contact your ministry’s pastors or staff for inquiries.
Useful information 

About using LeaveHomeSafe(LHS) for registration, saving your vaccine pass to the LHS App, guidelines for onsite meetings in NPAC, etc is listed in the link here. Please take your time to get familiar with it, thank you very much for your patience.

May the peace of God be with you all!
NPAC English Ministry

“The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:8)