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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.


School of Bhakti Review

Friday, June 25th, 2021

The first half of 2021 has been full of excitement at the School of Bhakti. More students, more volunteers, more initiatives and more hearts transformed! We’ve been progressing onwards, flying upwards, and now, with the potential of the world opening up, hoping to reach further outwards! Something is in the air… the magic is unfolding…

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