Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 26 March 2021

Due to the rapid spread of Covid virus infections, the UK Government imposed restrictions applicable to London and many other areas. Places of worship are allowed to remain open, subject to certain strict rules:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-2-december

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The Government guidance has been considered and It was decided by the Trustees that due to restricted space, it will not be possible to safely allow large gatherings at the Vihara at present. Therefore the following restrictions (see below) will continue until further notice.

Dear Dayakas, Supporters and Friends,

Opening of London Buddhist Vihara

The Vihara will remain closed to the public, but supporters will be permitted to enter the Vihara for individual worship under the following conditions:

1. Any number of people from the same household may enter the Vihara to bring dana and for worship, and could sit together.

2. Persons not from the same household will not be permitted to visit the Vihara at the same time.

3. Persons must maintain 2m social distance from the monks and anyone else present.

4. Devotees may visit the Vihara during the hours 9-10am and  3-5pm. Please ring the Vihara to make an appointment.

5. Face covering or a face mask must be worn on entering the Vihara and should kept on until leaving the Vihara.

6. Time spent in worship in the Shrine Room should be short as possible. Chanting should be done softly with the mask on.

7. All above visits will be by prior appointment only

8. Please enter your name in the register on entering the Vihara

For further details please refer to the Government guidelines by clicking the link above

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 The regular dana givers and others who wish to offer the dana and other essential requisites for the monks should first check with the Vihara for the requirements.
Please leave name/names, if you are offering dana in memory of someone

You may bring flowers which will be arranged and offered in the shrine room by the monks. Please do not bring any Lilly flowers as they are toxic to our cat.