The latest Government guidance (23 November 2020) on the 3 tiers that will be in place in England from 3 December, has made it clear that communal worship (rather than just individual prayer) will be allowed again in all 3 tiers. Social distancing will still be required which might limit the numbers able to attend a service, depending on the size of the building, but it does bring a glimmer of hope.

The guidance also recognises that the restrictions that places of worship have adhered to and the sacrifices they have made, have contributed to controlling the spread of the virus. So good to see that recognised!