Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

This page was last updated at 10pm on 24th September 2020. For the most up to date guidance from the Scottish Episcopal Church, please check

24/09/20 Revised Phase 3 Guidance (Version 5 – 24.9.2020)

24/09/20 Revised Pastoral Advice for Phase 3 (Version 4 – 24.09.20)

24/09/20 Frequently Asked Questions for Phase 3 (Version 4 – 24.09.20)

24/09/20 Pro-forma plan for re-opening churches

24/09/20 New version of re-opening guidance video released

14/08/20 Revised Pastoral Guidelines for Phase 3 (Version 3 – 14.8.2020)

14/08/20 Revised Guidance for Phase 3 including mandatory face coverings

07/08/20 Face coverings mandated for Places for Worship

04/08/20 Further revision to Phase 3 Guidance

22/07/20 SEC churches open for private prayer

17/07/20 FAQs for SEC churches in Phase 3 of the Route Map out of Lockdown

14/07/20 Revised guidance for Phase 3 out of lockdown

06/07/20 Phase 3 guidance: Gathering together again for worship

03/07/20 FAQs for SEC Churches in Phase 2 of the Route Map out of Lockdown

19/06/20 Revised Guidance for Phase 2 of emerging from lockdown

18/06/20 Start date confirmed for Phase 2 Guidance

12/06/20 Guidance for SEC ahead of Phase 2 of easing lockdown

05/06/20 Advisory Group to issue guidance next week

28/05/20 No change to Bishops’ guidance at Phase 1

22/05/20 Advisory Group formed to assist College of Bishops

18/05/20 Zoom guidelines and tips for Scottish Episcopal Church use 

15/05/20 Bishops plan for eventual easing of lockdown

08/05/20 Online Worship from around the Scottish Episcopal Church

07/05/20 Watch out for copyright issues

06/05/20 College of Bishops addresses lockdown debate

06/04/20 Abbreviated Funeral Rites for use in the COVID-19 Crisis

31/03/20 Prayers in a time of Pandemic

27/03/20 College of Bishops reflection on worship during lockdown

26/03/20 Guidance on weddings, funerals, baptisms and church access

24/03/20 Closure of General Synod Office

23/03/20 Church buildings closed to public until further notice

23/03/20 Lambeth Conference postponed until 2021

20/03/20 Online worship: ‘From my home to your home’

19/03/20 How to join our online Sunday worship

19/03/20 Light a candle on National Day of Prayer

18/03/20 A message from the Primus

18/03/20 Safeguarding considerations

18/03/20 Advice to Provincial Board and Committee members

18/03/20 Additional guidance following closures

17/03/20 Suspension of church services

13/03/20 2020 General Synod postponed