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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

Visiting and worshipping safely

When you're in the Abbey, please follow the instructions of our staff and take note of the signs. For your safety, there is a one-way route through the Abbey.

We ask that you watch our video before you visit us.

Stay safe when you visit us

Stay safe when you visit us

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Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

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When you’re in the Abbey

When you’re in the Abbey

  • Please ensure that you keep two metres apart from others at all times. We have socially distanced chairing available if you wish to sit down.
  • Keep your hands clean. A hand cleansing station is available as you enter and exit.
  • You must wear a face mask whilst inside the Abbey and the Abbey Shop.
  • If you need help during your visit, please speak to our staff.
Things you need to know

Things you need to know

  • Anyone is welcome to the Abbey but please don’t visit us if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. Follow the guidance on the NHS website if you think you may be unwell.
  • In line with the Government's COVID-19 Test and Trace programme, contact details for all visitors and service attendees will be taken and held on file for a period of 21 days. Your details will only be used, if necessary, in conjunction with the Test and Trace programme and Westminster Abbey will not process this data for any other purpose.
  • Access to side chapels and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries is not possible due to social distancing guidelines.

Service times

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Friday, 22nd January 2021
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
St Vincent of Saragossa, deacon, first martyr of Spain, 304
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave

EVERYONE'S WELCOME AT THESE SERVICES, FREE OF CHARGE.

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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