Coronavirus: Disease Control

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th September 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether an organised religious service that takes place in a (a) back garden and (b) other outside venue, whilst respecting social distancing, complies with the covid-19 lockdown restrictions placed on religious worship.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In line with the regulations that came into force on 14 September, up to 6 people can gather in a private garden or other outdoor venue for any purpose. There are some limited exceptions where gatherings of more than six people are possible, but worship services are not exempted in private outdoor spaces

If anyone is considering arranging an event for more than 6 people in a public outdoor space they should liaise with those responsible for the open space in question to ensure that the event can be staged in a safe and legal way, which includes undertaking a risk assessment that considers security.

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