• Savannah Mayo

Faith Communities Guidance after 2nd December

Communal worship will be able to restart from 2 December in all Local Restriction Tiers.


Government’s Christmas plans can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family


South Yorkshire has been placed into Very High (Tier 3)

· Opening Places of Worship for communal prayer

Open for as many people as can be safely accommodated with social distancing measures


· Attending Places of Worship for communal prayer

Can only interact with your own household both indoors and outdoors


· Wedding Ceremonies

Can take place with up to 15 attendees, all of whom can interact.


· Wedding Receptions

Cannot take place


· Funerals

Can take place with up to 30 attendees, all of whom can interact


· Commemorative events post-death

Can take place with up to 15 attendees, all of whom can interact


· Other Standalone Life-Cycle Ceremonies – that do not take place as a part of communal worship

Can only interact with your own household both indoors and outdoors


· Supervised Activities for Children (including Sunday schools, madrassas etc.)

Can take place with no limit on the number of children permitted to attend, following COVID-Secure guidance. Adults must ensure social distancing at all times.

N.B. Wherever interaction can take place, social distancing of 1m+ should still be strictly maintained between anyone who doesn’t live together or are in a ‘support bubble’.

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