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Festival shul services can go ahead if new guidelines are observed

Downing Street confirms shul-goers able to attend Rosh Hashanah services in groups of up to six

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Downing Street has said Rosh Hashanah services will be allowed to go ahead as long as synagogues have the required space and observe the latest guidelines on capacity.

Shul-goers have been told not to attend services in groups of more than six.

At a Westminster briefing on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesperson was asked whether services for the Jewish New Year could go ahead, and about the number of guests allowed at the dinner table.

“Religious services and places of worship as now will be allowed so long as you don’t go in groups of more than six and the venue is secure with regard to spacing and capacity and so on,” the spokesperson said. “Festive meals will be limited to six,” he added.

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