Government Advice and Guidance

This page was last updated at 11:01 on Tuesday 03 November 2020

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Update 08 0ctober

London is now at Covid-19 Alert Level - High. To find out what this means for places of worship, *please visit the website.

You may wish to download the poster for your church newsletters. The poster can be accessed here.

Newly published guidance from the government:

Below are links to some newly published guidance from the government. All guidance in relation to the use of church buildings must be read in conjunction with guidance issued by the Methodist Church, which can be found here.

*Government guidance on the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic:

The full government guidance on the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic (including information on the reopening of church buildings for private prayer and early years or childcare use) has been published (Friday 12th June). The guidance is available via this link.

*Government key worker list includes religious workers:

The official list of personnel who can still send their children to school includes religious staff. The official list can be found on the Guardian website.

*Government guidance on social distancing:

Issued on 16 March, this link provides information on social distancing - what it is, who it applies to and what your options are in different situations (assistance with food and medicines for example). You can view this information here

*Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Guidance:

  • Current guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to certain countries, cities and regions.

  • Should you be due to travel soon, please refer to the FCO website for updated advice pertaining specifically to your destination. 

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