We have added extra layers of security on all Zoom calls to reduce the risk of ‘Zoombombing’. This will apply to ALL calls from May 1st.
1) You must have YOUR OWN Zoom account – either free or paid.
2) You must login to the conference from your account (via Zoom app) and not from the web.
3) Your display name MUST be the name we know you by, both you First name and Surname. If you use any other name, we will not recognise you!
4) You will have to have your Video ENABLED when you enter the conference and the first 5 minutes or until we say the conference/call is starting, so we can verify you. If we cannot do this, you will be removed from the conference and not be re-admitted.
Once we say the conference/call has started, you can switch your video off if you just want to listen. To participate, it must be switched on.
As you’ll know if you have attended a recent Zoom call with us, you first enter a waiting room before joining the conference.
If you do not follow the above 3 criteria, we will not be able to authenticate you, and you will not be allowed into the conference.
These guidelines are being implemented so we can continue to have the powerful calls we are used to, without disruption from idiots!