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COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic

By June 16, 2020National News

11th January

Amendments to reflect the revised national lockdown regulations which came into force on 6 January 2021

Guidance on Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments has been updated.


The guidance provides advice on how places of worship can open, for limited permitted activities, in a manner that is safe and in line with social distancing guidelines.

This guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide. In the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.

For more information go to the Government website 

The Church of England has produced a useful Q&A about individual prayer which might be adapted for other places of individual worship. You can read it as an online pdf here 

Faith Associates has produced guidelines for Mosques and Islamic Centre buildings which can be read here 

The Network of Sikh organisations has published guidance on the re-opening of Gurdwaras which can be read here 

The United Synagogue has produced guidelines on the re-opening of synagogues which can be read here   

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