COVID-19 legislation and guidance: update to 29 May

This post includes a rolling update of new legislation and guidance on coronavirus COVID-19 during the week commencing 23 May 2021*.

Sunday 23 May to Saturday 29 May 2021




Church of England

  • News Release: Update on singing in churches, “We are reminding the Government of the importance we place on singing to lift our prayers to God, and look ahead to step four and the enabling of the singing of choirs and congregations to fill our churches and cathedrals once more.” (24 May 2021).



  • 22nd May: There has been no change to guidance this week. England is in Stage 3 with the Rule of Six applying indoors. Guidance suggests a limit of 45 minutes subject to 1m+ social distancing rules, hand sanitising, face coverings, lateral flow tests in certain circumstances, and good ventilation. Detailed guidance Guidance 17 May to 21 June.

Law and Religion UK

Post last updated,  30 May 2021 at 18:22.

* Information on COVID-19 on L&RUK

These updates are published at the start of each week; they are not reissued, but new items are added throughout the week as they become available, providing a “rolling update” of the latest developments during the current week. They are also added to COVID-19 Coronavirus: legislation and guidance which is  the main source of  information, and listed with the newest items last (unlike the CofE documents, infra); items in the weekly updates yet to be added are marked “§“.  The updates for the earlier weeks are here.

Church of England documents

Church of England documents are listed under their full title and issue number, in the same order as they appear on the Church’s web site.

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Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "COVID-19 legislation and guidance: update to 29 May" in Law & Religion UK, 25 May 2021,

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