As you will be aware, yesterday afternoon the Northern Ireland Executive took the
unanimous decision to extend the current Covid-19 restrictions until Friday 5th March
2021. This decision was based on the strong recommendation of the Chief Medical
Officer and the Chief Scientific Advisor, as a result of the continued extremely high level
of transmission of the Covid-19 virus throughout the community, along with the
increasing numbers in hospital and intensive care.

In the light of this decision, and on the basis of the clear and unequivocal public health
advice that people should continue to stay at home, all in person Sunday gatherings for
worship, along with all other in person church gatherings, will remain suspended in all
PCI congregations in Northern Ireland until Friday 5th March 2021 – with the exception
of weddings, funerals, arrangements for recording and/or live-streaming, drive-in
services and private prayer (as permitted by regulations).