Posts Tagged ‘covid 19’

Temple Open

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Dear Devotees, 

We so much look forward to welcoming you back to your temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, and hope you will appreciate the steps we’ve taken to safeguard the health of our guests and residents. To establish a robust system to enable you to have darshan in a safe environment, we’ve completed a thorough risk assessment and consulted with specific service sectors including external auditors. In line with this expertise and government guidance, we’re pleased to open Bhaktivedanta Manor for darshan of our beautiful Deities, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda, Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksman Hanuman, and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, as well as His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 

Please note that at present we’re only offering Darshan.

From 4th of July:

Please come and visit the cows. Feeding will be allowed on weekends. 

Radharanis Cafe & gift shop will be also be open. 

As the threat of the virus subsides and when we receive further government advice, we’ll be opening more temple facilities.

Book a ticket

To limit the number of individuals on site at any one time, we’re implementing a ticketing system. Please book a free ticket at:

If you need help with booking or are having issues or queries, contact us at or phone / Whatsapp: 07579 776 925 between 10am and 1pm.


What to expect on arrival

In line with our risk assessment and COVID plan, you and your travelling party will need to:

    Visitors are to arrive 15 minutes prior to their allocated slot so that checks. can be carried out.
  2. Have your individual temperatures checked with a simple non-touch reader. If anyone in your party exceeds the normal temperature of >37.8c degrees, your party WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS. If you do not have symptoms and history of contact, you will then proceed to the car park.
  3. For everyone’s safety, please strictly follow the instructions of the car parking team and the darshan queue team at all times. Once parked, please go to the darshan queue where you will be asked to sanitise your hands. We recommend that everyone wears a face mask throughout their visit.
  4. Volunteers will guide you through the darshan queue. At this time we ask that you:
    1. maintain social distancing i.e. a 2 meter gap – the markings on the floor will help you maintain the distance (families can stand together)
    2. do not speak to others who have come / are leaving darshan
    3. in line with government guidance, please refrain from singing 
    4. we ask that you do not pay your obeisances / dandavats to the Deities; rather, fold your hands in respect to Them. Please also avoid touching any surfaces
  5. On your exit, you’ll be offered prasadam and will have an opportunity to donate to the temple. Please do this and then return to your car. Where required access to toilets will be made available.
  6. Finally, please stay within the barrier system and do not attempt to visit other parts of the temple or speak to the residents.

COVID19 checklist

Please complete this checklist every time you visit the temple.

  • If you answer YES to any of the questions then please stay at home
  • If you answer NO to all the questions then please visit the temple.

Today or in the last 14 days…

Do you have/have you had a fever (>37.8c)? Yes / No

Do you have/have you had any of the following new symptoms: cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No

Have you tested POSITIVE for COVID19? Yes / No

Has anyone in your household or your contacts had (or does anyone currently have) new : fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea? Yes / No

Has anyone in your household or your contacts been tested positive for COVID19? Yes / No

Other notes:

We ask that you consider only booking tickets as a family once a week, enabling other families to book also take darshan.


Meditation Care Packages

Monday, April 27th, 2020

for Our Frontline Heroes

Meditation care packages are making a vast difference in the life of key workers based on the extremely positive feedback we are continuing to receive from the recipient hospitals & care homes.

We are delighted to share with you that so far, we have received orders for 2,500 packs from hospitals and care homes.

Donations received thus far have helped us to deliver the 1500 packs to 8 NHS hospitals including Watford General, Northwick park and over 40 care homes. 

We are now looking to raise further donations so we can deliver the final 1000 meditation pack orders. Your valuable contribution will help towards honouring and encouraging the great work front liners are doing for humanity.

As a token of your gratitude please donate at

Your servants 

Bhaktivedanta Manor Sankirtan Team