Choirs and the “rule of six” – new advice

On the morning of 18 September, the Church of England updated its FAQ “How does the ‘rule of six’ apply to choirs?” which is now in the Prayer and Worship section of its advice. A further update was posted in the afternoon, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice on the Conduct of Public Worship, v2.4; this revised the earlier version (v2.3) and includes the “rule of six” provisions which limit gatherings of people, subject to certain exemptions; the relevant sections are 5 and 17. As the new legislation is incorporated in other advice, we can expect to see further updates from the Church of England.

The recent revisions, which are summarized below, develop the issues discussed in our post COVID-19: Church of England and RSCM updates on 17 September; a valuable summary was circulated by the Diocese of Oxford on 17 September.

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