New COVID-19 legislation and guidance: to 8 August

This is a weekly update on the legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 up to 8 August; it is intended as a quick reference to the latest developments, and new items will be added throughout each week at the same time as they are included COVID-19 Coronavirus: legislation and guidance (II) which has links to other weekly updates.

Sunday 2 August to Saturday 8 August

UPDATE – FACE COVERINGS

In anticipation of the introduction of legislation relating to the use of face coverings in England, the Church of England has issued the following interim update. Although the new legislation and explanatory memorandum have now been added to this post and to our Coronavirus updates – index, the final version of the Church’s guidance is dependent upon an update of the MHCLG document COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic, which was last updated on 4 August.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

Last updated Friday 7 August at 10:21:

The following advice documents, together with relevant FAQs have been updated.

Please note that this advice is currently issued in draft form, awaiting confirmation of the exact wording of government guidance for places of worship on the use of face coverings. It will be issued in final form only after this guidance is issued.


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Legislation

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Church of England – Advice and guidance

  • Updated FAQ Who needs to wear a face covering during services? in Prayer and Worship section
  • Updated FAQ Who needs to wear a face covering during weddings? in Life Events section

These updates reflect the Church’s understanding of guidance currently being prepared by government; we are grateful to have been part of that process.  Its detailed guidance documents will be once the government has published the revised regulations and guidance.

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "New COVID-19 legislation and guidance: to 8 August" in Law & Religion UK, 2 August 2020, https://lawandreligionuk.com/2020/08/02/new-covid-19-legislation-and-guidance-to-8-august/

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