Most recent Govt Update – 19 January 2021:
Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through small droplets, aerosols and through direct contact. Singing, playing some musical instruments, shouting and physical activity increases the risk of transmission through small droplets and aerosols. Safeguards should be put in place to minimise opportunities for the virus to spread.
- Where singing or chanting is essential to an act of worship, this should be limited to one person wherever possible. Exceptionally, where it is essential to the service, up to three individuals should be permitted to do so. Strict social distancing should be observed.
- Communal singing should not take place. This applies even if social distancing is being observed or face coverings are used.
You can ALSO access up to date COVID-19 guidance for parishes on the Bishops’ Conference website.
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