Covid19 Updates

We are trying to keep you up to date with the latest COVID-19 updates with regards to Services and related matters that may affect Holy Rood Roman Catholic Church, Market Rasen. This is not an official definitive source, you must track government announcements for up to the minute information. This page is aimed at trying to make you aware of the impact any announcements we are aware of that might affect the current Mass schedules.

Update 26th September 2020

Following the latest government announcements this week there are a few changes that will affect us. The changes are as follows:

  • Weddings are dropping to 15 people from Monday 27 September.
  • Funerals remain at a limit of 30 peopleto attend.
  • Other Life Events that are not part of regular communal worship are set to a maximum of 6 attendees. We are seeking clarification on this for First Communion and Baptisms.   

Update: 22nd September 2020

Accordig to the BBC website reporting on the latest announcements.  (According to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51506729 as at 18.20 on 22nd September)

'In England, places of worship can have as many people in them as is safe to do so. Again, people can only attend in groups of six or less.'

Update: 19th September 2020

Please refer to the link below for information on some of the COVID-19 related issues and guidlines as published by the government.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

Update: 9th September 2020

According to the governmanet website as of today (9th September 2020) at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

3 Rules in other venues and activities

Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able to continue to host more people in total - such as religious services in places of worship - but no one should visit in a group of greater than 6. When you visit one of these places, such as a pub, shop, leisure venue, restaurant or place of worship you should:

  • follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group - no more than six people unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  • avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know
  • provide your contact details to the organiser so that you can be contacted if needed by the NHS Test and Trace programme