COVID-19 update

Faith communities are responding to COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Read more…

COVID-19

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.


3 June 2020

COVID-19 IFN member faith community organisations’ guidance

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.


3 June 2020

COVID-19 Online worship and devotional resources

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 are closed following social distancing measures.


3 June 2020

COVID-19 Special initiatives

This page includes some of the special initiatives from faith communities and inter faith groups/organisations in response to the pandemic.


1 June 2020

COVID-19 and charities/ voluntary organisations

This page draws together advice and information on dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 on charities and voluntary organisations. It is not specific to faith and inter faith charities, and the focus is organisational issues.


1 June 2020

COVID-19 Government guidance

This page contains guidance from the Government on COVID-19.


1 June 2020

COVID-19 Acts of kindness and service

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.


29 May 2020

COVID-19 Online dialogue and other inter faith activity

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.


28 May 2020

COVID-19 Pastoral and spiritual care for the sick

This page contains stories about care being provided through communities, including chaplaincies, as well as information from member faith bodies on pastoral and spiritual support for those who are in their last stages of life and those caring for them.


26 May 2020

COVID-19 Civic engagement and information sharing

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.


22 May 2020

COVID-19 - Recovery and phased return

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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