The Bishops' Conference has issued guidelines which are available via the diocesan website.

At the time of writing, individuals in the UK remain at low risk from coronavirus. The advice at this stage is that we do not need to withdraw the chalice or suspend the sign of peace but individuals who have cold or flu symptoms are asked not to receive from the chalice and to receive the host on their hand only. This is of course good advice during every ‘flu season’.

Full guidelines available from the Archdiocese of Southwark: www.rcsouthwark.co.uk