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The following link is for ordinary time 2020 Weekend Masses in the Halifax Deanery

Reopening of Churches for Holy Mass:

The parish priests of the deanery are in regular contact and we are working together to put in place a system that will allow as many of those who wish to attend Mass in the deanery to do so.

NHS Covid-19 app Everybody who downloads the app will be helping to protect themselves, their loved ones and will be helping to protect the community. The app is available for smartphones only – not tablets, smartwatches or other devices. To get started, go to Android’s Google Play or Apple’s App Store and search for “NHS Covid-19“. Barcode check-ins – One of the app’s other features is a scanner to let it keep track of the churches you have attended along with; pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other places. Hospitality venues in England now display an official Test and Trace poster featuring a QR barcode assigned to them.

NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus.

It also has a check-in scanner to alert you if a venue you have visited is found to be an outbreak hotspot.

The app also includes:

  • a venue check-in barcode scanner
  • a postcode-based risk-level checker
  • a symptoms-reporter tool
  • the means to order a coronavirus test and receive its results
  • a countdown timer to keep track of how long to stay in self-isolation
  • a guide to the latest advice on local restrictions, financial support and other related information

Please visit your parish website to book online for Mass

Further information will be given during the week on the parish and deanery websites and in next week’s bulletin. It is important to note that the Bishops of England and Wales will not be restoring the obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this stage.  In the Halifax deanery we will do all we can to keep you safe when you visit church to pray.