Reopening Guidelines: Holy Communion to be packaged in Disposable wraps

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday issued guidelines for the reopening of religious places as the Federal Government lifts ban on the places of Worship.

The Agency has instructed that religious places should be disinfected by fumigating the entire building, congregation spaces and all surfaces including car parks with disinfectants while regularly touched surfaces should be wiped or washed with disinfectants.

NCDC furthered that religious places should be only open between 5am to 8pm, Holy Communion issued in packaged disposable wraps while religious leaders should maintain 2 meters  when praying or counselling to avoid contact with members.

“Choristers are to go home with their robes, hijabs are not to be shared”, stated the Agency.

NCDC added that there should be no entry without face masks while disposable face masks should be provided where necessary.

Other guidelines stipulated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control are as follows:
Drinking water points, public toilets and sales outlets must be closed for now. 
Open Windows and doors to ensure air in and out. 
Make adequate provision for soap, running water and hand sanitizers at every entry point. 
Ablution should be done at home; do not share kettles or any personal item. 
Religious places should be free of carpets and rugs to allow easy disinfection of the floor. 
Attendance in every service should not exceed ⅓ of the sitting capacity of the auditorium to enable physical distancing while other members should join the service virtually. 
To help educate on COVID-19, it's recommended for places of Worship to have preventive messages from NCDC posted at the entry points and around places of Worship. 
The keeping of Registers for worshipers and attendees is encouraged at every entry point with proper regard for hand hygiene; hand sanitizers should be made available and persons advised to make use of their personal pen as it would make contact tracing easier.

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