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Coronavirus Precautions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure safety for all devotees, we have implemented a one way system in the temple, hand sanitising, temperature measurements and contact tracing. However, to ensure that all this is done, we need volunteers. This will allow us to open the temple for longer periods. If you are able to volunteer then please contact the Vedic Committee by email: or

In line with the UK government guidance, the Temple will open for personal prayers and darshan only.

Those who come to the Temple must take responsibility for their health. Only a limited number will be allowed into the Temple at any one time. Your support, cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated.

Please do not come to the Temple if:
▪ you or anyone in your household have high fever, new continuous cough, loss of taste & smell or not well (cold or flu).
▪ you had close contact with a person who may have Covid19.
▪ anyone in your household is self-isolating or has been asked to self-isolate by Test & Trace.
▪ you or anyone in your household have travelled in the past 14 days and are self-isolating.

Please do not bring any prasad. Instead please consider making a donation.
Please do bring a mask or face covering with you when you attend.
Please be prepared to give your name and contact details.
Please do not bring anything else to the Temple.
Please follow the rules as given below.

For everyone’s safety the following measures will apply:
• You will be required to give your name and contact details to assist NHS with contact tracing. This record will be deleted after 21 days.
• Please use the hand sanitisers provided when you enter and leave the Temple.
• Please wear a mask or any suitable face covering.
• No bell ringing.
• No prostrating.
• No abhishekum of Shivling (please do not bring milk).
• Do not bring any prasad or any offerings.
• Please do not touch anything in the Temple.
• No touching of any murtis.
• Avoid touching the handrails.
• No singing or chanting. Please keep talking to a minimum.
• Please keep to the 2-metre distance within the Temple, but if you are from the same household you can do darshan together. A household is a person or a group of people who live together in the same accommodation.
• It is strongly advised that social distancing is maintained with other households.
• Parents or guardians should ensure children maintain social distancing. Please do not bring children under age of 5 years as small children can find social distancing difficult. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
• Devotees over the age of 70 and those who are vulnerable with underlying health conditions are advised to stay at home.
• Please restrict your time in the Temple to a few minutes only.
• Please maintain social distancing outside and please do not congregate in the car park outside.

Click here for the full government guidance for places of worship

These rules will be adhered to strictly for everyone and are for the safety of all. Failure to comply with these rules will mean admission to the Temple will not be possible.

We request that you do not bring any offerings to the Temple so as to protect the rest of the community, especially our Priest Shree Riteshbhai, the volunteers and all the devotees who attend the Temple.

If you do bring such items then you will be politely requested to take the items away.
This is very difficult for the volunteers to do.
Please do not put them in such an awkward situation.
Please let us be sensible and follow the rules.

If we do not follow the rules, we risk another complete closure of the Temple.


If you become unwell with Covid19 symptoms after visiting the Temple please inform the Vedic Society Hindu Temple by telephone
Landline: 02380 632 275 or
Mobile:    07 400 142 356 or
Email: or

The Committee will review these measures periodically, taking in to account any new guidance issued by the government and our ability to meet them, and inform you accordingly.


Page last updated 27 October 2020

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