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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey and St Margaret's Church are currently closed for general visiting but we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services.

The Abbey is also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

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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Thursday, 15th April 2021
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

We're Good to Go

We've been awarded Visit England's official kite mark to show that we're following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

We've also been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp to show that we are a COVID-safe venue.

  

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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