In May 2020 the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland established four working groups; an Infection Control Group, Pastoral Ministry Group, Seminary Formation Group and Episcopal Finance Committee, to advise them on various aspects of how Church life would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These documents have been developed by the above working groups to inform, advise and support parish communities about how to plan for churches re-opening to the public.
|DOCUMENT (with download link)||Description|
|Bishops’ Pastoral Letter 5th June 2020||A second Pastoral Letter from the Scottish Bishops re. Covid-19 Virus|
|COVID-19 Infection Control for Churches||Advice on COVID-19 and Infection control protocol for parishes|
|Preparing for re-opening of churches||Guidance on how clergy and parishioners can prepare for a phased re-opening of churches|
|Embracing Hope – a route map for pastoral ministry||A route map for pastoral ministry in parishes during the COVIOD-19 pandemic|
|How ready is your church to re-open?||This is not a document but a simple on-line assessment tool which parishes can use to assess their readiness for re-opening.|
|Safeguarding guidance for recruiting volunteers||Guidance for parishes on Safeguarding requirements when recruiting volunteers as stewards|
|Volunteer Application Form A||This link will download a form to be completed by current volunteers who will act as stewards|
|Volunteer Application Form B||This link will download a form to be completed by new volunteers who will act as stewards|
|Information Leaflet for new Volunteers||** still to be completed **|