Religious places / places of worship get frequented by large number of people for spiritual solace. To prevent spread of COVID-19 infection, it is important that required social distancing and other preventive measures are followed in such premises.
Generic preventive measures
- Person above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant woman and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home.
- Organisations managing the religious institutions to advise accordingly.
- The generic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (workers and visitors) in these places at all times.
- These include:
- Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places as far as feasible.
- Use of face covers/masks to be mandatory.
- Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible.
- Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
- Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to state and district helpline.
- Spitting should be strictly prohibited.
- Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all.