The main effects of this for churches is that we can move to 1m distancing between household groups from that date, which will be good news for larger parishes / smaller churches where numbers are restricted by the 2m distancing currently in force.
For parishes currently in Level 2, such as the City of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire, this also means that we can begin congregational singing from Monday 19th July (albeit only from behind masks!).
The maximum attendance at weddings and funerals will rise to 200 from Monday 19th July, although in most churches a lower limit will be required due to how many we can safely fit in at 1m distancing and how many we can realistically cope with in terms of stewarding, name checking, etc.
People organising weddings and funerals may just assume it's 200 everywhere so parishes will need to be careful to communicate the actual limit in their church building.
There may also be changes that affect halls, etc. – you can check at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-0/
Remember that all parishes must still collect names and phone numbers and all those not exempt must still wear face coverings in church.
With best wishes
Canon Paul Gargaro