Covid-19 Working Group
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have announced the formation of a Covid-19 Working Group which will begin work on the creation of an Infection Control Protocol to govern the phased reopening of churches for public worship at an early and safe opportunity, in accordance with legislation and the current Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.
The precautions and requirements to allow Catholic churches to be used for public worship will be studied carefully and proposed Infection Control Protocols presented to the Scottish Government.
The Working Group will be chaired by Sir Harry Burns, Scotland’s former Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde. Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland will also sit on the group.
The reopening of churches and the reintroduction of public worship will happen in a phased way, always taking account of best infection control practice and guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.
- Public Masses are cancelled as of 19th March.
- Confessions individually by appointment (i.e call or email Fr Douglas.)
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