The Scottish Government has announced that places of worship will be allowed to open for private prayer in the 2nd phase of the plan, and reopen for Mass and other group gatherings in phase 3.
The Bishops’ Conference have expert advisers preparing plans for how this can work, and we have already started to look at a number of things in preparation to reopen.
Regarding social distancing, we are comfortable that we can fit in the church around 50 people whilst observing the 2m distance, and more if couples and families sit together. We’re also looking in to the possibility of both halls being used.
There will be lots more details provided as we get closer to reopening and get more guidance from both national and archdiocesan level on what we need to do to reopen our church and halls safely.