COVID-19: Church in Wales guidance updates

The recent updated guidance from the Church in Wales, issued on 28 January 2022 and 1 February 2022, is reproduced below.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance

Update: 1st February 2022

We have made some minor amendments to the following guidance notes. These are:

  • to reflect the current requirements for isolation if a person tests positive for Covid 19;
  • to confirm that there is an exception to the general rule on wearing face coverings to mean that they do not need to be worn, by law, at a marriage ceremony


Update: 28th January 2022

Welsh Government has announced that Wales is again at Alert Level Zero for Coronavirus. This means that the rules and guidance revert to the position immediately before the 26th December 2021. The key points are that:

  • Event organizers and building managers must still prepare a written Covid-19 risk assessment
  • Social distancing is no longer a legal requirement but remains a useful risk mitigation measure
  • There are no legal limits (for Covid reasons) on numbers attending indoor or outdoor events (subject to any limits that risk assessments might identify)
  • Face coverings must continue to be worn in public places including places of worship and community buildings
  • Isolation periods for those testing positive have been reduced

Our Alert Level Zero guidance has been re-issued and can be found below.

Risk assessment templates

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "COVID-19: Church in Wales guidance updates" in Law & Religion UK, 1 February 2022,


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