Staffordshire churchgoers are being told to self-isolate after a member of the congregation tested positive for coronavirus.
Anyone who attended the 11am service at St Austin’s Roman Catholic Church in Stafford yesterday (January 3) will now have to isolate for 10 days.
The Wolverhampton Road church announced the news on social media saying it has already taken advice from NHS staff and the Government website.
Canon Michael Neylon and Father Simon Baker have now had to cancel their public appearances at other masses.
St Austin’s said: “We have received a phone call earlier today informing us that someone who attended the 11.00am Mass in St Austin’s has tested positive for Covid.
“Following the advice given by the NHS over the phone, and the guidelines given on the website, we believe we have contacted everyone who attend this Mass, informing them of the situation and the need to isolate for ten days.
“Due to the situation, Canon Michael and Fr Simon are unable to celebrate Masses publicly which means that all the advertised Masses in this coming week, including next Saturday and Sunday, have to be cancelled.
“Let us continue to keep each other in our prayers at this time.”