QUARR ABBEY has reopened its church ­— and the little piggies have returned from their holiday.

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With businesses given the go ahead to resume trading, Quarr Abbey has undergone a number of changes to make welcoming visitors safe.

The tea shop has been converted, the site has been mapped out for social distancing and signage has been dotted about the Abbey.

"We had to do it in stages," said director of fundraising and operations, Tracy Osborn.

"We always kept most of the grounds open, so people could continue to exercise.

"What we've done is, we've turned the tea shop into a much bigger farm shop and we do takeaways, so people can still sit out in the grounds and have a tea and some freshly baked food.

"To help with social distancing, we've had to put up markings and map out a one-way system.

Isle of Wight County Press:

"Signage has been put up in the church, hand sanitising stations, and we've taken out most of the chairs ­— really stripped everything right back.

"People can still light candles, which is important to people, particularly at this time.

Isle of Wight County Press:

"We've also opened the monastery shop and put up barriers and perspex screens.

"Having so many different facets to the site, a lot of preparation work has gone into it ­— all the risk assessments, cleaning plans.

"It's also meant that we can start to bring staff back from furlough as we start to open up.

"The big thing is, the pigs have come back.

"They've been with the farmer, basically on a holiday.

Isle of Wight County Press:

"Because they're so well known here, everyone comes down to feed them, but since lockdown ­— for us to be able to be sure they were being looked after properly, they went on holiday.

"It's difficult to know, when there's not so many people around, how much they're being fed.

Isle of Wight County Press:

"During this whole time, the gardens have still been looked after, so we've had lots of food production.

"We practically have zero food miles for a lot of our produce. It's grown in the garden, and either goes into the tea room, into the monastery, or it's used to make the jams and chutneys.

"While things are different, some things have carried on."

Isle of Wight County Press:

The church will reopen for services from Sunday, July 5, and the tea garden will open from Wednesday, July 8.

The art gallery is also set to open in July.

Opening times can be found on Quarr Abbey's Facebook page and website.