The Government has today updated both their Guidance for the Safe Use of Places of Worship and for Celebrating Religious Festivals during Coronavirus. The updated guidance helpfully sets out how the recently published Government Roadmap applies to churches and their on-site activities.
Links to the guidance, which should be read in full, can be found by following these links.
Places of Worship : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-2-december
Celebrating Religious Festivals: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/celebrating-religious-festivals-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Churches would do well read these ahead of finalising any Easter on-site services and post Easter plans to re-open.
John Jenkins – Partnership Regional Co-ordinator, London and South East