Coronavirus guidance

Last updated: 26 November 2020
Most of Somerset under Tier 2 restrictions from 2 December

  • places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes  or stone settings.

North Somerset and Bristol under Tier 3 restrictions from 2 December

  • places of worship remain open, but you must not attend with or socialise with  anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

Visit the Government website to find out more about what can be done in each tier.

This page will be further updated as more information becomes available or see the Church of England’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance page for the latest updates.

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

Test and Trace guidance

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, contact details for all visitors must be taken, as well as recording times entering and leaving the place of worship.

You can download the Government’s template consent form guidelines for places of worship and those handling sensitive information from their website or download the guidance and templates can be downloaded individually below.

Liturgical resources

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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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