A limited business meeting (Rule of 6) may be possible in early June, with a more conventional resumption in July.
W. Bro. Edward Taylor is due to receive his 60 Year Certificate from June onwards, so this may be an apposite occasion to resume on such a positive note.
W. Bro. John Watson PPGSuptWks
Secretary Londesborough No. 734
24th March 2021
Dear Brother Secretary/Companion Scribe Ezra,
Lifting of Local General Suspension
You will be aware that some time ago the Provincial Grand Master suspended Masonic activity in the Province until further notice, pending a relaxation by the Government of Covid-19 restrictions and until meetings, in whatever format, were permitted by law.
Assuming that the Road Map published by the Government remains unaltered it would be possible for Lodges and Chapters to meet, under the ‘Rule of 6’, with effect from the 17th May.
Any Lodge or Chapter wishing to meet with six members present that is fully compliant with all Government guidelines in force at that time may do so, and the local general suspension will therefore be lifted with effect from the 17th May.
If a meeting is possible in accordance with the By-Laws of a Lodge or Chapter then no dispensation is necessary, but where a dispensation is required you will need to request one in good time to be able to issue a summons.
It is important to reiterate that any Lodge or Chapter meeting prior to a general lifting of all national Covid-19 restrictions, which is currently scheduled for the 21st June, must be fully compliant with all guidelines and it is for them, in conjunction with their venues, to ensure that this is the case.
Provincial Grand Secretary
Provincial Grand Scribe E