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.
Latest Advice (Updated 24th March)
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.
On Monday 16th March, a question was raised in the House of Commons regarding religious group meetings. Please see the video below for the response. This is advice and each church can make their own decision on whether to meet or not.