Campus Safety Protocols
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, therefore, our campuses and environments have incorporated appropriate mitigating protocols and procedures in consultation with guidance from the CDC, and in compliance with state and local guidelines. As would be appropriate for any fluid situation, we assess and evaluate these procedures on a regular basis.
We have limited capacity in our auditoriums and ask people to maintain 2-3 seats in between families or groups. We also adjusted our service times to allow for extra time in between services to provide ample time for traffic flow and to minimize crowd congestion. Our staff at each campus will continue to monitor service attendance/volume and respond accordingly. Note: advanced registration is required for kids attending our KidsPoint environments.
Our updated COVID Protocols for Sunday services are outlined below, effective May 9, 2021.
Wellness Anyone that is experiencing symptoms, has been around anyone that is unwell, and/or is in a higher risk category, is asked to remain at home and watch services online.
Hand Sanitizing We ask that you keep hands sanitized during your visit to our campuses. Extra hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
Social Distancing & Face Coverings Individuals or families are asked to maintain social distancing in the auditoriums by keeping 2-3 seats between individuals or families, and in common areas by maintaining 6-feet of distance between individuals or families. We recognize that some guests may desire more space in our auditoriums. For this reason, we will recommend they utilize the balconies (Tyrone and Downtown) or other designated space.
Effective May 4, 2021 the Pinellas County COVID-19 ordinance requiring face coverings and certain safety protocols at businesses is rescinded. Click here to read the announcement. In response to this update, masks or other face coverings are optional. This includes staff, volunteers, and kids. Anyone wishing to wear a mask or face covering can continue to do so at their discretion, disposable masks are available if needed.
Reducing Touch Surfaces Our services will be as "touchless" as possible by holding doors open for people, eliminating offering buckets and worship guides, and modifying our cafe services.
Cleaning and Sanitation Our facilities teams follow CDC Facility Cleaning recommendations for their cleaning and sanitation protocols.
Smiles & Waves We ask guests to greet each other with smiles and waves instead of hugs and handshakes.
Guidance for Small Group Gatherings
Groups that choose to meet in-person at a BP facility are asked to adhere to our protocols. Groups that have members that are more comfortable with stricter protocols can adjust accordingly. For any health or convenience-related reasons, groups are still welcome to meet online (via Zoom) as they see fit.