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Update: COVID Guidelines

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Updated 26th January 2022 (Subject to change at any time)

Face coverings and masks are now optional as per the latest Government Guidelines.

“You will not be required to wear a face covering, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.” –

Temple Update: COVID Guidelines

Updated 9th December 2021 (Subject to change at any time)

Bhaktivedanta Manor will carry on functioning as normal, but please be advised that following the latest Government guidelines, masks are now mandatory in all indoor spaces. Please read below for more information. Thank you.

Following the latest guidelines it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in all indoor spaces on the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate. This includes indoor spaces at New Gokul & the Sri Krishna Haveli.

It is strongly advised that we do take extra precautions and be responsible to a duty of care for ourselves and the multitude of guests that visit Bhaktivedanta Manor

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bookings are not required to visit or worship at Bhaktivedanta Manor on a day-to-day basis. Face Coverings are mandatory in all indoor spaces on the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate. Including indoor spaces at New Gokul (Farm) & the Sri Krishna Haveli.

Visiting Hours

Monday – Saturday:

10am – 1pm & 4pm – 7:30pm


10am – 7:30pm

Note: Visiting hours are recommended for a full experience including darshan, farm, café, shop, and assistance from devotees. Temple grounds and building will remain open at other times including arati and darshan times.

For more details on arati and darshan times please visit:

Health & Safety / FAQ

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes, face coverings are mandatory in all indoor spaces on the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate (unless exempt) – If you are eating in the prasadam hall then a mask will not be expected once you are sitting to eat.

Do I need proof of a negative test or a COVID pass?

Regular self LFT testing is encouraged, but no proof of a negative test or COVID pass is required to visit.


We will ensure that all spaces are cleaned regularly, and hand sanitizer is available around the site.

Vulnerable / High-Risk individuals

We advise vulnerable and high-risk individuals to please visit Bhaktivedanta Manor during quieter times, generally on weekdays, for a more spacious and relaxing experience.

Kirtans & Classes

Please continue to wear your mask indoors, during kirtan and classes.

Changes under review

Please note that if government regulations change then the restrictions at Bhaktivedanta Manor will be under review and subject to change. If that happens we’ll post an update, so please regularly check before visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Café / Bakery / Shop

Open during visiting hours (see above)

The Grounds / Playground

Full access to enjoy the temple grounds and gardens will be permitted. The playground for children is also available to use with adult supervision.

Travelling into the country

All travellers arriving into the country from 4am on Tuesday 30 November will be required to take a PCR test on or before day 2 and self-isolate until they have received a negative test result. These PCR tests can be purchased from private providers. Free NHS tests are not valid for this purpose.

Staying in the Ashrama

Any persons wishing to stay on the Ashrama and are travelling from international destinations are to adhere to the guidelines above. Please consult with Ashrama leads in regards to isolation procedures

Contact Us

Please get in touch at if you have any queries.


Public Service Announcement

Saturday, February 29th, 2020


The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk of coronavirus in the UK from low to moderate. Bhaktivedanta Manor  is currently open; however regard will be had to the most recent and up-to-date medical advice available, including updates provided by the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE). The approach taken by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) with respect to Coronavirus will be measured and proportionate to the risks identified. We are regularly monitoring the risks and the potential impact this may have on worshippers or visitors to our Temples.


Places at higher risk of coronavirus are: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy – only northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel, Thailand, Vietnam.

Returning travellers must stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if they have travelled to the UK from:

  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy, or special care zones in South Korea, since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
  • Other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. In Northern Ireland call 0300 200 7885.

NOTE: ISKCON Temples are public places of worship, if you a returning traveller from the above-mentioned countries and are experiencing any of the symptoms, even mild, or have been asked to self-isolate, do not visit the Temple under any circumstance.

How to avoid catching or spreading germs

There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel
  • Try to void close contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Further Guidance

Please keep updated via the following links: