Guidelines for using Zoom


We will be using Zoom as a digital platform to support our weekend retreat. Please download Zoom as the event can only be accessed using the Zoom application. If you have not already downloaded it to your device, you can do so via the Zoom website.  If you already have Zoom, please update to the most recent version of the Zoom application.

Technical Requirements

We strongly advise that the primary device from which you join the event is a laptop, desktop or tablet as it is impossible to see all aspects of the meeting on a Smartphone. You will need:

  1. A Web Camera, either external or built-in.
  2. A Microphone or Headset.
  3. We recommend having an internet connection that is at least 3.0 Mbps for the best results (Zoom official requirements). Please note that if others in your household are using the same internet connection this will also affect your speed. You can do a free internet speed test here. There are way to make the connection more stable with the advise from here.
  4. Screen: We advise that you join the retreat via a device with a screen larger than a smart phone.
  5. Please keep your device plugged into the mains rather than relying on a battery. If you have to run your device on a battery, please check regularly and recharge so that you do not unexpectedly run out of power. 

Guidelines for using the digital platform Zoom

  • Please do not share the Zoom links, passwords or the retreat web address with anyone else.
  • If you are not familiar with the Zoom platform, we encourage you to get some confidence by practising  before the retreat. If you need support with this, please contact us prior to the retreat (see below).
  • A few Zoom tips are mentioned below and will be explained at the beginning of the event. For those less used to Zoom, please take the time to familiarise yourself with the platform.  Here are some Zoom FAQs