On the 31st of July 2020, the Prim-Minister announced, that as of the 8th of August the wearing of a face covering will become mandatory in places of worship from the 8th of August. 

There are currently exemptions, 

which are copied from the government website. 


You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)

  • not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress

  • if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate

  • to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others

  • to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you

  • to eat or drink if reasonably necessary

  • in order to take medication

  • if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering. 

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