The First Minister has announced that the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the exception of parishes in Argyll & Bute (Cardross, Helensburgh, and Rosneath/Arrochar), will move into Level 3 of COVID 19 restrictions.
The key points of level 3 are to be found at
The main points for parishes and parishioners are as follows:
- Churches can remain open (unlike England and Ireland) but the maximum attendance at Mass or other acts of public worship is 50 (up from 20).
- The maximum attendance at a funeral is 20. Funeral teas are still permitted.
- The maximum attendance at a wedding is 20 and wedding receptions cannot take place.
- The maximum attendance at baptisms, confirmations, etc. is 20.
- Indoor activities for young people should not take place in halls.
- People can travel into and out of Level 3 & 4 local authority areas to attend baptisms, funerals, etc. but they cannot travel into or out of Level 3 & 4 local authority areas to attend their normal place of worship (e.g. a person in East Dunbartonshire can go to Glasgow for a funeral but not for Sunday Mass).
- A priest or deacon can travel to get to his place of worship
People who live in different places can form an “extended household” in the following circumstances:
- People who live alone
If you are an adult and you live alone, or if all others in your household are under 18, you, any children who live with you, and the members of one other household (of any size) can agree to form an ‘extended household’. This will allow people who live alone (or those living only with children under the age of 18) to be considered part of another household in order to reduce loneliness, isolation and to provide mutual social support.
- Couples who do not live together
Two adults who are in a relationship and they do not live together they, and any children they each live with can agree to form an ‘extended household’.