COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how restrictions will be eased over time, including any restrictions on places of worship and faith activities. The decision to proceed with each of the four steps in the roadmap will be guided by data not dates and the four tests set out in the roadmap. A week’s notice will be provided before any step is taken. When inside a place of worship visitors must not mingle with anyone outside of their household or support bubble. When outdoors, gatherings (including in private gardens) are limited to 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households.
Step 2 - from 12 April
outdoor gathering rules are unchanged
funerals remain limited to 30 people
weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and wedding receptions and wakes are limited to 15 people