Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Covid-19 poses many challenges for our pilgrimage organisations.

At this time, it is not clear how or if there will be sick pilgrimages to Lourdes in the 2021 season, but it is not likely that they will resemble those which we normally hold. Planning for a safe pilgrimage is complex and involves consideration of all aspects: preparation, selection of the sick, recruitment of helpers and clinicians, training, travel, accommodation and social interactions, as well as the work that the Sanctuary Authorities are doing to ensure that the ceremonies and infrastructure of the pilgrimage are as safe as possible. The latest guidance from the sanct uary can be found here: Health charter

As clinicians we have a major role to play in advising pilgrimage directors what is required. The BLMA has provided input to the recent Pilgrimage Directors Conference, but all clinicians need to work closely with their own pilgrimage teams.

The following page has links to a number of resources some of which were shown at the BLMA conference in October. We hope you will find them useful.

Latest News

Link to Sanctuary Health Charter

12th February, 2022

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AMIL medical meeting during the Lourdes days 2022

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New online training for pilgrimage helpers

5th January, 2022

In response to the clear need for quality training for all lay helpers on pilgrimages,…