Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Church of England's updated guidance for churches (10.3.20)

It is now necessary to suspend the administration of the chalice as well as physical contact during the sharing of the peace, blessing or 'laying on of hands'. We therefore advise that all priests should:

  • offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants i.e. the consecrated bread, wafer or host, with the priest alone taking the wine;
  • suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace;
  • suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or 'laying on of hands'.