We want to keep you up-to-date with information and updates about Coronavirus (COVID-19) so that you can take appropriate action within your churches.
For the latest government and NHS advice you can use the following links:
You should also note the Coronavirus Bill includes information that may be helpful about funeral services. Schedule 27 of the Bill relates to the management of deaths and sets out the powers available to local government to take control of local death management systems where essential for the protection of public health and the dignity of the deceased. Throughout, the government will ensure that local authorities and other public bodies have due regard to people’s religion or belief, and has sought to make this explicit through an amendment to the face of the Bill. Only as a last resort would other more stringent measures be considered.
Coronavirus Update Friday 10th December 2021
Today (10th December) the government has issued updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings. From today you must wear a face covering by law, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse in places of worship. You will find the complete guidance on wearing of face coverings here: face coverings: when to wear one.