Plan B guidance for Member Synagogues
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Thursday 9th December 2021

Dear Rabbis, Rebbetzens and Chairs,


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday of the implementation of ‘Plan B’, and as a follow-up to the restrictions that we introduced last week, we are confirming that:


In line with the new Government policy, face masks are now required for all attendees (apart from the service leader or speaker) for all indoor services and activities.  This is apart from when eating or drinking, or for those aged under 11, and will take effect as of tomorrow morning (Friday 10th December).


On Shabbat or for any busy service or activity, all attendees are strongly recommended to take a lateral flow test shortly before coming to shul (just before the start of Shabbat in that case), and only attend if their test is negative.


Service leaders and speakers who do not wear a face mask must do a lateral flow test, and maintain additional distancing from congregants.


All other guidance remains in place.



Shabbat Shalom and thank you all again for everything that you do for your communities.




Steven Wilson 

Chief Executive 

United Synagogue


Rabbi Nicky Liss

On behalf of the Rabbinical Council of the

United Synagogue