Church Update 22nd January 2021

Church Update 22nd January 2021

As you will be aware, yesterday afternoon the Northern Ireland Executive took the

unanimous decision to extend the current Covid-19 restrictions until Friday 5th March

2021. This decision was based on the strong recommendation of the Chief Medical

Officer and the Chief Scientific Advisor, as a result of the continued extremely high level

of transmission of the Covid-19 virus throughout the community, along with the

increasing numbers in hospital and intensive care.

In the light of this decision, and on the basis of the clear and unequivocal public health

advice that people should continue to stay at home, all in person Sunday gatherings for

worship, along with all other in person church gatherings, will remain suspended in all

PCI congregations in Northern Ireland until Friday 5th March 2021 – with the exception

of weddings, funerals, arrangements for recording and/or live-streaming, drive-in

services and private prayer (as permitted by regulations).