Visiting the Centre in Person

Visiting the Buddhist Centre in Covid Times

The Centre’s reception and shop are now open from 11am to 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and other activities will be reviewed as government guidelines evolve over the next few weeks.

Please check Bodywise’s website to keep up to date with their changing arrangements for therapies, yoga and movement classes, usually found here on our second floor


Changing how we use the Centre.

Unfortunately, we are not, at present, able to open our shrine rooms for personal meditation practice and worship, and other groups will not be able to meet there yet either. We are also unable to offer courses and classes in person at the Centre for now.

We hope you understand that if and when we start opening for classes and so on, we’ll need to operate a booking system for all events, to maintain physical distancing. 

Buddhist Centre Sign

Minimising the Infection Risk

We’ve made sure we match the Government’s Covid-19 Secure Guidelines and ask you to bear these changes in mind if you come to the Centre for any reason over coming months:

  • Feeling unwell – Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, to keep us all safe. If you have booked on an event and are then unable to attend, please email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
  • Physical distancing – Please keep a “one plus” metre distance from other people
  • Face coverings – We ask all participants and visitors to wear a face covering upon entering the building. This has been mandatory in places of worship since August 2020
  • Hand washing and hand sanitiser – We ask all participants to wash their hands upon entering and leaving. There are also hand sanitiser stations around the building
  • One-way system – There’s a one-way system in operation. Routes to follow are clearly marked on the floor
  • Cleaning – We are  cleaning the Centre regularly to keep it safe for all of us. All frequently-touched areas will be cleaned before and after each class. Mats and cushions are there for your use, but only team members will handle them before and after the class
  • Refreshments – Our kitchen area won’t be in use for the time being and we will not be serving drinks. As space is limited, sitting areas will not be in use
  • Travelling to and from the Centre – We are encouraging all participants and team members to walk or cycle to the the Centre where possible. If using public transport, please be aware that current regulation states that face coverings must be worn when using public transport in England
  • Limited numbers and booking – To ensure that everyone can keep “one plus” metres apart, we ask you to book for any hybrid or in-person classes. If you are unable to come, you can usually still join us online via Zoom

Changing Times

We may be able to resume classes and other events at a safe and appropriate time. Details will be here on our website, on social media and sent in mailings. To be kept up to date, please sign up at the bottom of this page.

When we are next open 

Centre Open 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tue 18th May : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Our Centre and shop are open 11-3 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid-April, subject to government poli...

Centre Open 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Thu 20th May : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Our Centre and shop are open 11-3 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid-April, subject to government poli...

Centre Open 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tue 25th May : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Our Centre and shop are open 11-3 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid-April, subject to government poli...

Manchester Buddhist Centre

16-20 Turner Street

Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ


 

info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

The Centre's reception and shop are now open 11am - 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and other activities will be reviewed as government guidelines evolve. Our events, classes and activities are online for now, so do join us there! Join our mailing list to stay up to date, or keep an eye on our news page and social media. Please check Bodywise's website for their separate opening arrangements. Charity reg no: 514937

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