This page provides the Scottish Episcopal Church community with an archive of all announcements and relevant information from the Advisory Group and the College of Bishops in relation to how to respond to the requirements of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The Scottish Government removed the specific coronavirus-related legal restrictions on places of worship in April 2022. Previous guidance produced by the Scottish Episcopal Church Advisory Group has therefore now been archived at this page. The final update from the Group, on 1 April 2022 remains available below.
Following the removal of legal restrictions, it is for each congregation to consider its transition into a less constrained future. Congregations should take decisions in the light of local circumstances and local risk assessment.
General Scottish Government guidance is available at: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
01/04/22 Advisory Group e-mail update
16/03/22 Advisory Group e-mail update
25/01/22 Advisory Group e-mail update
23/12/21 Advisory Group e-mail update
20/12/21 College of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter
16/12/21 Advisory Group e-mail update
04/08/20 Further revision to Phase 3 Guidance
22/07/20 SEC churches open for private prayer
07/05/20 Watch out for copyright issues
31/03/20 Prayers in a time of Pandemic
24/03/20 Closure of General Synod Office
18/03/20 A message from the Primus
18/03/20 Safeguarding considerations
17/03/20 Suspension of church services
13/03/20 2020 General Synod postponed