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Covid–19 Guidance for Parishes

In relation to the Covid–19 pandemic, current state public health guidance for places of worship and other activities is available at the links provided – in bold text – below for each jurisdiction.

Guidance is subject to further approval or other advice that may be considered appropriate by your diocese.  Please contact your diocesan office for further information.

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Northern Ireland 

Capacity limits for services in the Republic, including weddings and funerals, are available here.  The Government of Ireland has also announced its planned measures for the following months in advance:



Guidance for voluntary and community activities in Northern Ireland, including hospitality at events, is available at this link.

The Church of Ireland Youth Department has published Forging Ahead – advice for youth leaders and workers for returning to youth work activities, which covers planning ahead, programmes, practicalities for indoor and outdoor gatherings, and ideas for activities to bring youth people back together.

Please check the websites above to ensure that the guidance used by your parish is sourced from the most recent version.

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