Updated Guidance in Response to Omicron Variant of COVID

First published on: 3rd December 2021

Graphic of a black face covering on a orange background, with the words Coronavirus, please wear a face coveringThe national Church Recovery Group has updated its formal guidance on opening and managing church buildings, taking account of the current Government’s response to the Omicron variant of COVID. 

We’ve also put together some useful resources so you can review your church’s position bearing in mind our consistent Diocesan advice that safety and assurance should come first.

Useful Resources and Information


Advice from Liverpool’s Public Health Director Matt Ashton

Please note that this advice is not prescriptive and considered local decisions within the law will be supported by the Diocese.

The new COVID variant “Omicron” – first identified in South Africa, is a significant concern. The variant has a large number of mutations and is a significant concern. Early evidence suggests it may spread more easily. Whilst scientists are investigating the Omicron, we all need to step up and significantly increase compliance with all existing protective measures.

Please review your risk assessments and ensure that COVID secure measures are robustly followed by staff and those attending.

Suggested steps include:


You'll also find government COVID guidance on their events and attractions web page (opens in a new window).


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