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.

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.

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