The Government is easing the lockdown gradually with guidelines. From 13th June 2020 places of worship will be permitted to open for specific purposes, it is vital to note that trustees remain fully responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all those who visit their place of worship. This includes worshippers, staff, volunteers and other visitors. All Government and NHS guidelines are to be followed strictly by the trustees/committee members/management and the responsible persons for the place of worship.
It is the legal responsibility and duty of care of the responsible persons to ensure they follow their health and safety policy as well the new as the Government guidelines about reopening places of worship. They have a duty of care towards the wellbeing of staff, volunteers, worshippers, learners, suppliers, contactors, cleaners, drivers, visitors, and vulnerable people.
Click below for a resource pack for reopening your faith centre safely.