Dear church family,
We had been looking forward to the 22nd of October and the lifting of most restrictions that affect us as we gather for worship. However, as you know, the number of COVID infections and the number of related hospitalisations increased greatly in recent weeks. As a result the only change in restrictions for church services has been the removal of the limit on the number of people in attendance. Other protective measures remain, which means that we must continue to maintain two meters distance between households and continue to wear face coverings.
This is of course very disappointing and frustrating. We were especially looking forward to resuming Sunday school and are very sad that we will have to wait a while longer until the two meters distance is no longer required.
Please do remember to pray for the sick and the vulnerable and to be very careful to fight against the spread of this disease. Cases of COVID continue to be dangerously high and we must remember that young children are still not vaccinated. Pray for our health service and all those working hard to help people.
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is in regular contact with the Taoiseach’s office, seeking clarity on these restrictions and trying to communicate our needs. I will do my best to keep you updated when the situation changes.