There was some uncertainty about how many mourners could attend a church service. The Government has clarified that funerals can be attended by up to 30 people in places of worship in England.
‘Funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. Attendance should be within the capacity limits of the premises so that social distancing can be met. In some cases this may mean less than 30 people.’
This rule covers all places of worship, not just churches. Any building used for regular religious ceremonies, communal worship or similar gatherings are included. Crematorium and cemetery chapels also fall within this definition.
Some churches remain closed.
It is important to be aware of local rules set by each venue and that there are likely to be restrictions for activities like singing, which may carry the risk of projecting potentially virus-carrying aerosols further than normal speech.
If a church service is something that you are interested in please contact us so we can find out and make sure you are properly informed.
Above all – Keep Safe.