The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a fast-evolving situation. Churches in England and Wales are open for worship and the Sacraments. We are offering guidance to our dioceses to help keep people safe.
Our guidance is continually updated as required. Read more.
You can access our full archive of Coronavirus content, including news and information.
Visit our dedicated page giving you links to churches broadcasting Mass.
The Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced prayer materials that can be used during these uncertain times.
We know that going to church is both a spiritual and social space for people with intellectual disabilities to share their lives and faith. In this time of uncertainty, with our churches closed to the public, things are particularly difficult.
The Kairos Forum is providing valuable resources. Visit the Kairos site or our page highlighting its Sacred Place for Accessible Communication and Empathy (SPACE),
The UK Government has released its information for the public on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including statistics on the current situation in the UK and information about its vaccination programme.
You can also read its guidance on the safe use of Places of Worship.
This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales now the country has moved into Step 4 of the Government's Covid-19 Response Roadmap. This came into effect on Monday, 19 July 2021.
As we focus on caring for the sick and dying and promoting the respect owed to life in all its vulnerability, we hold this important intention up to the Lord by praying to St Joseph, patron saint of the sick.
Guidance for engaging in pastoral care of the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that the Government Guidance is followed by people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes.
Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone, special Masses were celebrated for the sick, their families, care workers and NHS staff.
In these uncertain times, Catholic clergy and those in religious life are facing a major change in routines, work, schedules, tasks, activity and mission focus.
One of our best weapons of protection to combat the spread of viruses and diseases is good hygiene. This starts with thorough hand-washing. This article offers NHS and World Health Organisation advice on how best to do so.