Coronavirus guidance

Last updated: 19 October 2020

Statement from the Church of England (15:40, 15 Oct 2020): “Since Wednesday October 14, a new three-tier risk alert system for COVID-19 has been in place in England. An at-a-glance guide to the restrictions for churches is available. We will study Government detailed Government guidance when it is available and amend our advice as necessary.”

Updated document: COVID-19 Advice for clergy conducting weddings

See the Church of England’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance page for the latest updates.

While Government guidance has been revised to allow certain activities to take place in church buildings, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

This page contains the latest updates from the Church of England and our bishops for churches and church-run groups in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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You can also find all the latest news items related to the Coronavirus in a dedicated Coronavirus Guidance and Updates news section.

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