UNLOCK 1.0 RELIGIOUS PLACE OPENING FROM 8 JUNE NEW GUIDELINES

UNLOCK 1.0 RELIGIOUS PLACE OPENING FROM 8 JUNE NEW GUIDELINES

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:
  1.  Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places as far as feasible.  
  2.  Use of face covers/masks to be mandatory.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to state and district helpline. 
  6.  Spitting should be strictly prohibited.
  7. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all.