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& St.James Claregalway

Latest Covid 19 – Update from Government

Link to Government website : gov.ie – Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (www.gov.ie)

“Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with
protective measures remaining in place”.


1. Face masks are no longer a requirement but you are encouraged to wear them in the church setting as this virus is not over. Please use hand sanitizer as you enter/leave the church.
2. Congregation encouraged to spread out as much as possible.
3. No standing in aisles or doorways.
4. Those experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms should not attend.
5. Holy Communion will be distributed at the sanctuary, please observe one way
system which will be announced at Masses. If you are unable to come to the sanctuary
for Holy Communion, please sit at the edge of seats at side door, confessional box/
children’s prayer space sides of Church and Holy Communion will be brought to you by
a minister of the Eucharist. Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only.
6. Mass leaflet/newsletter available at church doors.
7. Shaking hands as “a sign of peace” or at other times is discouraged.
8. Basket collection for weekly/dues envelopes has resumed.
We have moved into a new phase against Covid 19 with a
strong emphasis on personal responsibility and mutual respect.