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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: