St Giles' Cathedral announces reopening to visitors

The cathedral closed on March 17.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 12:30 pm

St Giles’ Cathedral will reopen to visitors next week, it has been announced.

The 900-year-old cathedral will open from Monday, August 3.

Its doors were closed on March 17, shortly before the UK went into lockdown.

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St Giles' Cathedral will reopen to visitors.

During the lockdown period services have continued online, and the cathedral has kept in touch with its congregation through podcasts.

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New measures will be in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including hand sanitising stations and a one-way system.

Numbers will be limited, and visitors will be asked to wear face coverings, and not to touch anything.

The cathedral will operate with reduced opening hours to begin with, from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday.

It will be closed to visitors on Sundays.

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