Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

Last updated Tuesday 30 June at 9:00

Following the publication of Government guidance, we are updating our advice, and will publish this shortly.

Read a statement from the Bishop of London welcoming the reopening of church buildings for worship from 4 July, and a follow-up statement from the House of Bishops.

Whilst some Government guidance has been revised, 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.


The Recovery Group's statement on 6June 2020 addresses the Government’s announcement that places of worship can open up for supervised private individual prayer from 15 June.

Please read the detailed guidance below to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe and hygienic way.

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