The Welsh government and Cytun (Churches Together in Wales) jointly chaired an online Question and Answer session for faith communities in mid-July, to provide them with the opportunity to raise questions about the process of re-opening places of worship. COVID-19 restrictions would be relaxing over the coming weeks, and the reopening included charities, and businesses, with a risk assessment to be carried out.
Cytun Policy Officer Rev Gethin Rhys had shared that “faith leaders can gradually resume services when they are ready to do so safely”, and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people is permitted when organised and supervised by a responsible person.
Later in August, the Welsh government announced their plans to consider ways to safely resume small, indoor meetings activities over the subsequent weeks. This included community use of places of worship, and other activities held in community centres.