Re-Opening for Mass

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From 4th July 2020 the government have allowed Churches to re-open for public liturgies. Below are our guidelines for the re-opening of Churches for Mass.

Guidance for Parishes

Before Re-Opening:

Carry out a full risk-assessment and decide what appropriate safety measures need to be made in order to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and those attending Mass. Where possible, this should be published online.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Clearly mark seats and closed rows to maintain the 1m+ minimum distance between people. Clearly mark which seats/rows are open, and which rows are closed with tape and printed signs.

Mark and signpost a one-way system to manage the flow of people around the church and maintain social distancing.

Carry out a full risk-assessment and decide what appropriate safety measures need to be made in order to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and those attending Mass. Where possible, this should be published online.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Carry out a full risk-assessment and decide what appropriate safety measures need to be made in order to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and those attending Mass. Where possible, this should be published online.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

Measure the safe capacity of the Church: measure out seats for members of the same household with 2m (minimum 1m where risk-mitigation steps are possible) between each seat. Count the number of available seats you have marked and do not allow any more than this number to enter the Church at any one time.

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