The churches in St. Petersburg allowed to resume worship services

In the temples of Petersburg from June 5 to resume services. As have informed in city administration, such decision was accepted during a meeting of the Governor Alexander Beglov with the chief sanitary doctor Natalia Bashkatova and heads of denominations represented in St. Petersburg.

In the churches will have to comply with sanitary requirements — regular disinfection of contact surfaces, ventilation. Also citizens should be able to use hygienic masks and gloves and to observe a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. In addition, the necessary antiseptic treatment of hands and the use of equipment for the disinfection of air.

go to the temple at the same time will be able a limited number of people — no more than 1 person per 4 square meters.

the Elderly are asked to refrain from visiting temples.

Recall that in late March, the Russian Orthodox Church refused to close the Church for the laity, despite the threat of the spread of a new coronavirus infection. On palm Sunday in the St. Petersburg churches gathered hundreds of residents of the city. Many of them were without masks.

For a short period of clerics from different regions of Russia was confirmed COVID-19.

In April, the St. Petersburg diocese still closed the Church for a week, then the ban extended. Easter worship believers watch online and on TV.

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