CPS has developed recommendations for the gradual opening of the temples in the situation of the spread of coronavirus.
As reported by “Interfax”, the opening of the temples recommended in three stages. At all stages it is necessary to limit participation in the worship and ceremonies of the risk groups. We are talking about those who are over 65 years and with chronic diseases. Also at all stages should remain mandatory wearing of protective masks. The clergy recommended to wear masks during the sacrament of confession.
Another requirement — social distancing (at least 1.5 metres) and applying the appropriate markup. Also in the temples has regular airing, antiseptic hand at the entrance and the like.
the Churches will be open for individual citizens outside of Sunday services, but only under the condition of stabilization of the incidence and coverage testing COVID-19 at least 70 per 100 thousand population (based on average values for previous 7 days).
In the Liturgy should be limited to the number of persons simultaneously present in the temple. The figures are as follows: not more than two persons for the churches in the area to 100 square meters, five people for the churches ranging from 100 to 400 square meters and 10 employees for the temples area of over 400 square meters. When calculating the area of excluded spaces, inaccessible to visitors.
In monasteries, it is recommended to allow the opening to visit the believers of the “one temple to the exclusion of visitors spent the rest of the monastery grounds and the fencing of the path from the monastery gates to the entrance to the temple.”
a Source in the Russian Orthodox Church confirmed to the Agency that the working group under Patriarch discusses the timing of the opening of churches for parishioners and format their work in the near future.
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