Guidance for Collective Worship in Catholic Churches (COVID-19)

Catholic churches that are safely able to do so can now resume collective acts of worship, for example the celebration of Mass. This guidance is designed to help parish priests comply with the government's public health and social distancing requirements.

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Priests in Catholic churches that are safely able to do so celebrate Mass, whilst complying with the government’s social distancing requirements.

In order to keep the spread of COVID-19 under control, the government has announced that face coverings have to be worn in places of worship enforceable in law from Saturday 8 August.

Our church-related coronavirus guidance is kept up-to-date.

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These guidance notes are intended to assist Parish Priests to facilitate collective worship safely (i.e. providing the least possible risk of transmission of the virus). The guidance has been compiled with detailed public health advice and scrutiny and complies with the principles established by Government.

Government Advice

The UK Government has published its advice on the safe use of places of worship.

The Welsh Government has published its guidelines on the safe use of places of worship.