The Interfaith Council on Tuesday
announced the way forward as far as reopening places of worship is concerned.
Through a statement read by Archbishop
Anthony Muheria, the council noted that public places of worship will be
reopened in the next few days, tentatively on July 14, 2020, but a number of
guidelines have to be adhered to.
- There must be sufficient stations
of handwashing with soap or sanitization with alcohol-based sanitizers
- All congregants must wear proper
face masks over their mouth and nose throughout the service
- Social distance of 1.5m between all
congregants must be observed
- Maximum number of congregants
should not exceed 100persons
- Children under the age of 13 and persons
over the age of 58 are encouraged to stay at home during the first phases of
- Service should not exceed 60minutes
- There shall be regular cleaning
and disinfection of places of worship
- Care in avoiding all unnecessary
contact during worship
- Use of thermal guns
- Collections and other activities
that involve passing around items will be rethought
The council noted that reopening places of worship will follow four phases which will depend on the infection trend and spread.
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“After due consideration, the
Interfaith Council now advises that the places of public worship may be
reopened in the next seven days from Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
“We advise that all the
congregations should prepare themselves adequately for this phase,” said
The council is set to review and
advice accordingly in the next three weeks.