The Church leaders, following recent consultations with public
health authorities, are formally recommending and encouraging
the use of face coverings at all Masses and other liturgical
celebrations, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre
physical distancing.

It should however be noted that some people are exempt from the
wearing of face coverings, as outlined in public health agency
guidance: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid19-face-coverings
It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face
coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc, is likely to reduce
the spread of Coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. The use
of face coverings is therefore one way in which we can evidence
protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers
and practical love for our neighbour.
 We would ask that all those attending St. Anne’s to please wear