Ringing in Tiers.
The introduction of Tiers with different permissions across England raises the question of what to do should an area be put into Tier 2 or 3. The Central Council’s opinion is available on their website: https://cccbr.org.uk/2020/10/16/england-tier-2-and-tier-3-restrictions/.
In some diocese, ringing is being viewed as part of worship, and has been considered acceptable to continue while in a Tier 2 area. In which case it might be that some towers may decide, in conjunction with the incumbent, that they can continue to ring. This would be contingent on always taking appropriate care and updating the risk assessment to capture the latest situation. The Guild would remind you that ringing is always to take place with the incumbent’s permission.
The Autumn edition of the Guild newsletter is now available. This will, again, be a purely electronic edition. This is due to the ongoing issues relating to distribution and the lack of opportunity to read the newsletter in the tower. If there is a need for a limited number of printed copies, please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to assist.
The usual update will follow next week.