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‘We’re Good To Go’ - Gloucester Cathedral is Open

Gloucester Cathedral is now open for daily worship and general visitors.

As part of our commitment to providing a safe environment, we’re delighted to announce we have been awarded Visit Britain’s Industry Standard ‘We’re Good to Go’ status, which means that the we’ve followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing.

The Cathedral Team will continue to review practices and procedures and update them in accordance with nationally recognised best practice guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of all who visit this place of worship.

Safety measures have been introduced so that people can visit with confidence, including limiting capacity to allow for physical distancing, establishing a one-way system throughout the building and providing hand sanitising stations

We have shortened our opening times. People can access the building between 10.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday and 12noon - 5.00pm on Sundays.

Public worship takes place daily with a short service of Holy Communion at 12.30pm Monday - Saturday, Evening Prayer at 4.30pm every day and the Eucharist at 10.15am on Sundays. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Monk’s Kitchen Café is now open with a delicious selection of cakes, cream teas, sandwiches, drinks and much more to take away. Outdoor seating is available. Please check our website for opening times.

The Cathedral Gift Shop is open and ready to help you find the perfect souvenir of your visit. Please check our website for opening times.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said:

“Your cathedral is open and welcoming, safe to visit and full of space. Do come to enjoy the opportunity to pray and to wonder at a place that has ‘seen it all before’ and so tells of God’s abiding love for us all.”

We encourage you to take a look at the Cathedral website where you can watch a short video before planning your visit and see full details of all the safety measures we have in place to make your visit the best it can be. We look forwards to seeing you soon.

To find out more go to:

https://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/

 

More Information

 

Keeping Our Visitors Safe

From Monday 6 July, the Cathedral opened for general visits. To keep everyone safe, we have changed our opening times and introduced some new protective measures, so a visit will be a little different to normal. These include:

Shortening our opening hours. From Monday 6 July, the Cathedral will be open to all visitors from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Limiting capacity to allow for physical distancing. At peak times, this may mean queuing to get into the Cathedral. Signage encourages visitors to maintain a two-metre distance between themselves and others

Using a one-way system throughout the Cathedral to prevent close contact. Clearly marked signs and floor marking will show visitors where to go.

Closing confined spaces, to prevent close contact

Providing hand sanitising stations on entry and throughout the Cathedral

Maintaining high standards of hygiene and increasing our regular cleaning patterns 

Checking and recording the temperature of all front of house staff at the start of their shift 

Partially closing the toilets to allow for physical distancing. One easy access toilet with a baby change table will remain open. Temporary toilets will also be available in Cathedral Green.

Keeping doors open throughout the building to maintain good airflow and to reduce contact surfaces

The Monk’s Kitchen is open and providing a contact free takeaway service. Opening times and the menu can be found at:
www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/food-and-drink/

The Gift Shop is openOpening times can be found at:
www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/gift-shop/

If you feel unwell, please do not come to the Cathedral. Stay home and follow NHS guidelines.

If you have any questions about visiting please email visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Safe Worship

All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed.


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