Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 16 December 2021

Due to the rapid increase in the Covid infection rate, the Government had brought in new restrictiond applicable to Places of Worship.

Therefore the number of supporters wishing to visit the Vihara for worship and dana need to be limited.

Please contact the resident monks to arrange times and numbers attending. Guidelines on use of face masks and hand sanitising will be compulsory for the visitors.

For further information, please visit the Government website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship#history

 

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Opening of London Buddhist Vihara

Visitors will be permitted to enter the Vihara for worship under the following conditions:

1. A number of people from the same household may enter the Vihara to bring dana and for worship, and could sit together with an associated bubble.

2. The number of visitors not from the same household entering the Vihara will be limited at the discretion of the Head Monk.

3. Persons must maintain a safe social distance from the monks and anyone else present.

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

5. To comply with the new Covid rules it is now required by law to wear a face mask 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.