Covid-19 Guidance

 

 

COVID-19 GUIDANCE IN OUR PARISH CHURCH

 

This page is designed to capture in one place the guidance applicable in our parish for celebration of liturgies in our parish church. It will be kept updated and all are asked to familiarise themselves with this guidance and that of the public health authorities.

In light of the current pandemic, parishioners are encouraged to give due thought as to whether it is advisable for them to come to Mass and other celebrations at this time.  Given that the Sunday obligation remains suspended, you may wish to consider attending weekday Mass in place of Sunday.

Those most at risk should not present at the church.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend the church, self-isolate and follow public health advice.

The link to our live broadcast page is here: Live Broadcast


Social Distancing

In order to ensure appropriate social distancing, we will continue to observe the 2-metre rule. As such, the number of persons admitted to the church and the number of persons able to sit in any seat, has to be limited. Only people who live under the same roof (or are in permitted bubbles) may sit together.

Please observe the social distancing markers on the seats and on the floor.

 

 


Face Coverings

Face coverings are mandatory when in the church and when entering and exiting. The permitted medical exemptions apply.

 

(Used with permission of the Southern Trust)


One Way System

Admission to the church will be via the front door only and exit via the side-porch only. Parishioners are asked to use the sanitizer provided at the entrance & exit of the church.


Receiving Holy Communion

Admission to Holy Communion will be on row-by-row basis

Please remember to keep your face covering on as you approach for Holy Communion, receive the Host, on your hand, step to the marked areas to the side, remove your covering with one hand via the ear loop, consume the Host, then reattach your face covering. Please use the hand sanitizer as you return to your seat and observe appropriate social distancing at all times.


SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR SOME CELEBRATIONS

For the latest guidance on Baptisms, please go to: Baptism

For the latest guidance on Funerals, please go to: Funerals