This section of the website lists all pages linked to COVID-19, and includes pages about the many different ways that faith and inter faith groups across the UK are responding to the pandemic. Dates below are the date a page was last updated, not the date of first publication. Please check back regularly.
Further information and updates can be found on IFN's Facebook page and Twitter account.
16 July 2020
A number of IFN member bodies have issued guidance on COVID-19, which can be viewed by clicking on the name of the organisation below. The links will no doubt change on a regular basis but the range and nature of responses may be helpful to be aware of.
11 August 2020
Around the UK thousands of people are responding to COVID-19 through acts of kindness and service. We highlight below just a few examples from faith communities and faith-based bodies.
11 August 2020
This page includes examples of how faith communities are providing ‘virtual’ worship and devotional opportunities and guidance, as well as examples of resources for prayers at home whilst places of worship were closed following social distancing measures.
15 July 2020
This page contains guidance from faith communities and faith community organisations on funeral rites and practices in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
10 July 2020
This page contains guidance from the UK Government on COVID-19.
29 June 2020
This page includes examples of some of the ways that Inter Faith Network member bodies are continuing inter faith dialogue, meetings and activity during this time.
24 June 2020
This page includes some of the special initiatives from faith communities and inter faith groups/organisations in response to the pandemic.
19 June 2020
A number of local groups are using online postings and such programmes as Zoom, Teams and Blue Jeans to keep existing programmes going. Examples of these are listed below.
16 June 2020
Local groups are sharing information about COVID-19 and also helping members and local faith groups to explore aspects of this. Websites are a particularly important resource at this time, alongside social media, emails and WhatsApp.
12 June 2020
A number of faith community bodies have published plans, guidelines and discussion papers encouraging members to develop plans for the phased return/resumption of services as lockdown eases, and for the wider post-COVID-19 recovery period.
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