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Diocese of Derry - COVID-19 restrictions - UPDATE 4 January 2021

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Parishes in Northern Ireland 

Additional restrictions were announced by the Northern Ireland Executive and were introduced on 26 December 2020. They will be in place for six weeks, with a review after four weeks. 

The following apply to churches:

  1. OPEN: Churches remain open.
  2. FACE-COVERINGS: People must wear face-coverings inside the church building and to enter and exit – this is mandatory.
  3. FUNERALS: Funerals are limited to 25 people.
  4. WEDDINGS: Weddings are limited to 25 people.


Full details can be found on NIDirect by clicking here.

Parishes in the County Donegal 

County Donegal will have Level 5 COVID restrictions from St Stephen's Day, 26 December 2020.

The following apply to churches:

  1. CLOSED: Churches are open for private prayer only. Not for any other purpose.
  2. FUNERALS: Funerals can proceed with up to 10 mourners attending;
  3. WEDDINGS: From Sunday 3 January 2021 weddings can proceed with a limit of up to 6 guests (and guests cannot leave their county to attend a wedding).

Full details can be found on GOV.ie by clicking here.




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