COVID-19 – move to ‘Delay’ phase
The Government moved today to the ‘Delay’ phase of its programme to tackle COVID-19.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51857856
IFN has received some queries from inter faith organisations debating whether to go ahead with planned meetings. It is vital to take into account the Government’s guidance. It remains at this time, within the parameters of that guidance, a matter of judgement for organisations whether gatherings are appropriate to hold. Considerations include such factors as size of gathering and potential vulnerability level of participants (based on what is currently known about that).
Faith community organisations and COVID-19
The NHS’s guidance remains the foundational guidance for everyone. They are updating this continually.
IFN has put up information on its website about how IFN’s member national faith community bodies are responding to Coronavirus. As will be seen from this, there is precautionary guidance being issued by a number of them. All such guidance remains subject to change and continual updating.
The page also includes links to some articles about how faith communities are responding. You can find this at https://www.interfaith.org.uk/news/faith-communities-and-coronavirus.