The Bishops of England and Wales are emphasising the need for safety precautions in hospital chaplaincy.

Bishop Paul Mason of the Bishopric of the Forces, the lead bishop for health issues, said in the April 5 guidance that “it is becoming increasingly clear that giving access to chaplains is difficult due to the scarcity of PPE (personal protective equipment).”

This meant there was a higher risk of a hospital chaplain infecting other chaplains as well as “becoming another link in the chain of infection,” he said.

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