Updates from the Scottish Episcopal Church, to help churches manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown. This page will be updated when new advice becomes available from NHS Scotland and the UK Government.
St. Luke’s follows:
Scottish Government guidance for Places of Worship which can be found here; and
The Advisory Group of the Scottish Episcopal Church guidance
in our pastoral and liturgical ministry as Scotland moves out from pandemic
All announcements and relevant information from the Advisory Group and the College of Bishops in relation to how to respond to the requirements of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions can be found here.
Scotland follows a COVID-19 levels system (0-4). Each has a different set of rules on what you can and cannot do.
The ‘levels’ system for Scottish easing of restrictions is accessible here.
At all protection levels, places of worship are able to open for individual prayer and communal worship, and individuals may travel to attend their usual place of worship located in another area – see Advice for those attending a place of worship.
Check the level for an area using the postcode tool.
Any other activities that may normally take place in a place of worship (including associated meeting halls) are subject to the regulations and guidance applicable to that activity and the protection level for the area. The Scottish Government website sets out what you can and cannot do.
Opening for any purpose remains subject to 2m physical distancing and hygiene safeguards.