Following the public health announcement that the two-metre physical distancing is no longer a requirement there are now no restrictions on the number of people who may attend Mass and other services in our churches.
Prevention of COVID 19;
While restrictions have been lifted the virus is still being transmitted in community and we must all do what we can to prevent those who are vulnerable getting infected and potentially becoming very ill.
• It is absolutely essential that everyone attending Mass or services in church must wear a mask covering nose & mouth at all times. Not to do so shows disrespect for the health and life of all others in church.
•Please use the hand sanitisers on entry to the church.
•We will not, as of yet, resume the use of the holy water fonts and will still omit the sign of peace at Mass, as well as the reception of Holy Communion under both species.
• Holy Communion will still only be given into the hand.
•You are asked to use your own common sense when picking a seat in church and avoid crowding together as much as possible. Use all the space that is available.
•Anybody with any covid, flu-like, or cold-like symptoms, cough, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, temperature, lack of smell etc. should not attend church but should isolate and phone their G.P. for advice and seek a PCR test. You must isolate while awaiting PCR test results.
Ventilation of Churches: In order to reduce the risk of spreading the corona virus, an airborne virus, the churches are ventilated as best we can when congregations are present. To facilitate airflow windows and doors are open when possible.
Please, do not close doors if they are open when you enter the church.