Coronavirus Advice for Churches from the Church of Scotland.

Dear Colleagues


I'm pleased to say that the Covid-19 Guidance on the Church website has now been extensively updated and that there is a template for the integrated approach to Risk Assessment.  My thanks to Bryan Kerr, Brian Auld and Brianne Moore for all their work on our behalf. 

For a direct link to the subject matter follow the following link:



We are not yet out of the woods but it is good to have reached this stage where there are fewer restrictions on our common life enabling us to make choices according to local circumstances.


Looking ahead you might like to know that the COVID-19 Working Group is currently working with the Scottish Government on a new online signage creation scheme which will allow individual congregations to print posters with the Scottish Government Logo for use in their premises based on the mitigations the Kirk Session feel important to keep, such as face coverings in certain areas, maintaining a distance or using hand sanitiser. More details of this will be published as soon as the Scottish Government online pilot scheme goes live .... hopefully by the end of May.


Best wishes




Rev Dr George J Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN (0131 240 2240 Ë07825 53 57 57

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