Guidance on Conducting Baptisms
As the foundation of Christian life, baptism is a time of joy and celebration for candidates, parents, godparents and the whole church family. While it may be some time before this celebration can be enjoyed as before, there are steps which can be taken to make it as memorable as possible while still adhering to government guidance on physical distancing, public health hygiene and protection of those particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
The following advice is intended to assist clergy as they think through the best way of celebrating baptisms. It is not exhaustive, but addresses essential issues that should be considered.
This advice should be read alongside the guidance ‘Amber Phase: Re-opening for private prayer and communal worship’.