The House of Bishops has issued new guidelines about face coverings in church:
1. Q. Should I wear a face covering in a church building?
A. Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and will be mandatory in shops and in
supermarkets from 24 July 2020. People are also encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed
public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet, such as a place of worship.
We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship,
including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other
people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer,
from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular