Following the rapid spread of a new strain of COVID-19, the United Reformed Church (URC) has issued updated advice to its churches to cease in-person worship and shift to digital worship, sermons and Bible studies. However, this recommendation permits a few people to meet in a COVID-secure building to record or broadcast church services by Internet or telephone. In addition, weddings and funerals can be conducted in line with legislative restrictions.

They also reminded churches to continue to care for their community and support the vulnerable safely, and that they can access daily devotions here or sign up to receive them via email.