Reopening of places of worship in England: breaking news*

Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to develop plans for how and when closed sectors can reopen safely in England, following the publication of the UK Government’s roadmap to rebuild Britain. They will look at the following sectors:

  • pubs and restaurants (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • non-essential retail (including salons) (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • recreation and leisure, including tourism, culture and heritage, libraries, entertainment and sport (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
  • places of worship, including faith, community and public buildings (Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • international aviation, reflecting the unique challenges that sector is facing (Department for Transport).

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