Update: New Lockdown January 2021
What can stay open/carry on:
- Garden centres
- Places of worship. You can go to Mass or visit the Church.
- Dentists + Opticians
- Funerals (up to 30)
- Moving house
Masses and prayers at St. Elizabeth’s will continue as before.
Monday – 9:15am Mass (Virtual only)
Wednesday – 9:15am (Public), 7:00pm Holy Rosary.
Thursday – 9:15am Mass (Virtual only)
Friday – 6:30pm (Public).
Saturday – 9:15am (Public).
Sunday – 9:15am (Public)
The UK Government announced further restrictions to combat the on-going Covid-19.
Those living in England have been instructed to stay at home, expect for specific reasons (see list below). Individuals are expected to follow this guidance immediately.
Individuals must not leave or be outside of their home except where necessary.
Individuals can leave their home to:
- shop for necessities, for themselves, their family or for a vulnerable person
- go to work, if they cannot reasonably do so remotely (from their home) or provide voluntary or charitable services
- exercise with their household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and they should not travel outside their local area.
- meet their support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if they are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness, or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
- [for] animal welfare reason – individuals can leave their homes for animal welfare reasons, such as to attend veterinary services for advice or treatment
- attend communal worship and life events – individuals can leave their homes to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or events related to a death, a burial ground event related to a death, a burial ground, or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony. Places of worship and individuals must follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must avoid mingling with anyone outside of their household or support bubble when attending a place of worship. Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based, or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend, and weddings and civil ceremonies may only take place in exceptional circumstances.
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.
If an individual does leave their home for a permitted reason, they should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where they live. They may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If an individual is designated as clinically extremely vulnerable (see attached for list of conditions) they should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. They should not attend work.
Individuals cannot leave their home to meet socially with anyone they do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if they are legally permitted to form one).
Individuals can continue to exercise on your own, with one other person, or with their household or support bubble.
Individuals should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
There are further reasonable reasons, these include to fulfil legal obligations or to carry out activities related to buying, selling, letting, or renting a residential property, or where it is reasonably necessary for voting in an election or referendum.
It is expected that these new restrictions will remain for some time to come.
Fr Moses Pitya David, AJ
Father Moses, Parish Priest