Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Risk Assessments

All churches were closed in March. During the closure services were recorded and streamed in the St. Giles' YouTube Channel.


If risks were assessed and appropriate contingencies or mitigations implemented, churches were permitted to re-open for private prayer in June. Advice and Risk Assessment Templates were provided by the Church of England - see Church of England Guidance.


From July public worship was allowed and the Parish Eucharist restarted but without singing. As soon as possible organists were invited to practise on the Practice Organ. In Sepember choirs were permitted and ours has returned.


The following Risk Assessments should be read with the corresponding advice e.g. COVID-19 Advice on the Conduct of Public Worship.


Parish Eucharist and Music

Risk Assessment for Opening Church Buildings to the Public
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Risk Assessment for Musicians
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Bell Ringing


Bellringing for a short period (15 minutes) was allowed with social distancing. Unfortunately when London entered a Tier 2 Lockdown at midnight on Friday 16th. October ringing was prevented again by the rule prohibiting mixing households/bubbles indoors. For more information read the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers advice and the St. Giles' Risk Assessment below.

Risk Assessment for Bell Ringing
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