Published 7th June
From Monday 15th June places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.
New guidance will be published shortly to ensure the limited re-opening of places of worship can be done safely and in line with social distancing guidelines. This will recommend the thorough cleaning of shared spaces, hand cleansing at entry and exit and asking worshippers to bring their own items such as a prayer mat or religious text instead of sharing or using communal ones.
Individual prayer will be permitted from 15th June, but communally led prayer, worship or devotion such as services, evensong, informal prayer meetings, Mass, Jummah or Kirtan will not be possible at this stage.
The Government will continue to work with the Taskforce towards the full reopening of places of worship as soon as the scientific advice allows.
For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab)