Four phases of temple reopening

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the church is making sure temples are opened and operated in the safest way possible. To make sure guidelines are followed and the safety of members is put into consideration, temples are going to be opened in four different phases.

In a letter sent by the church, the reopening of temples will start on May 11. This will see Phase one being put into action in 17 temples across the world. The other three phases will be implemented when it is safe.

Temples are a point of intersection between heaven and earth – Elder Bednar

Phase One: Living husband-and-wife sealings by appointment

  • Perform living sealings only for previously endowed members under strict guidelines and safety precautions

Phase Two: Open for all living ordinances only

  • Perform all temple ordinances for living individuals
  • Maintain closure of patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations

Phase Three: Open for all ordinances with restrictions

  • Continue providing ordinances for living individuals
  • Provide proxy ordinances for ancestors in a restricted manner
  • Open patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations

Phase Four: Open for full operations

Also read: Missionary Travel Guidelines – Official Statement from Church

  • Resume regular temple operations

With these four phases of temple reopening announced, members can look forward to worshipping in the house of the Lord in the near future. These are the 17 temples to start with the Phase One reopening;

  1. Boise Idaho Temple
  2. Bountiful Utah Temple
  3. Brigham City Utah Temple
  4. Cedar City Utah Temple
  5. Frankfurt Germany Temple
  6. Freiberg Germany Temple
  7. Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
  8. Logan Utah Temple
  9. Manti Utah Temple
  10. Monticello Utah Temple
  11. Ogden Utah Temple
  12. Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
  13. Payson Utah Temple
  14. Provo City Center Temple
  15. Provo Utah Temple
  16. Stockholm Sweden Temple
  17. Twin Falls Idaho Temple

For more information on the reopening visit churchnewsroom.

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