From Tuesday 5th January 2021, public Masses are suspended in Scotland. In a statement the bishops announced that priests would continue to celebrate Holy Mass in private, praying for those suffering from Covid-19 and those who care for them.

Parish priests are asked to welcome individuals who seek consolation and encouragement from the Lord and to be available for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion as and when they are needed especially for the sick and housebound. For the celebration of baptisms, funeral Masses and weddings restricted numbers apply.

The Bishops encourage Catholics where possible to access the live streaming of Holy Mass from local parishes which have that facility.