Covid guidance

Guidance and information for attending Meeting for Worship at Central Edinburgh Meeting

with effect from 22 Sep 2022

1. Before coming to Meeting

Do not come to Meeting if:

  • you have symptoms of Covid or feel unwell
    • Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose and sore throat as well as the 'official' ones
  • you have tested positive (PCR or Lateral flow)
  • you have been told to self-isolate
  • someone you have close contact with has tested positive
  • 'close contact' is defined as within one metre for any length of time, or within two metres for 15 minutes or more
  • you are quarantining after a visit abroad

2. While in the Meeting House

  • Sanitiser is available in all rooms
  • On a normal Sunday, you can expect about 30 people in the meeting room
  • We will keep doors and windows open in the Meeting Room to enable ventilation, and have installed a CO2 monitor to help us know when/whether we can adjust the ventilation
  • There is no social distancing required, but we ask you to be respectful of each others' space, as you move around the Meeting House and as you sit down in the Meeting Room
  • There is no hand-shaking at the rise of Meeting, or with the door-keepers
  • Please dress appropriately in colder weather
  • Wearing of face coverings is not legally mandated, but remains strongly recommended in indoor public spaces by Scottish Government, especially in crowded and poorly-ventilated spaces. We have provided the information above to help you decide if you would like to wear a face covering in meeting for worship.
  • Please don't linger in the Foyer on your way in or out, as the ventilation there isn't very good.

3. After Meeting for Worship

  • Tea & Coffee will be available, served through the hatch in the Library
  • You're welcome to bring your own lunch, for consumption in the Hall

4. Notes

  • If you wish to discuss any of the above measures, please contact mfw [at]
  • We hope you've been vaccinated, but this guidance applies whether you have or not