Non-muslims house of worship in Covid 19 green zone are allowed to reopen come June 10, but will be subjected certain conditions that will be released by the Religious Minister.
The opening is inline with Mosques and Surau’s which has also resumed prayers with limited number of individuals allowed. Places of worships are big congregation areas where strict protocols are required to prevent any future outbreaks. Standard operation procedures drafted is to ensure safety and will be updated regularly said Minister of Security, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
However, he said, for now they must comply with SOP set which the number of those present should not exceed 30 people and is subject to the size of the place of worship. In addition, Ismail Sabri said senior citizens of 70 years old and above, and children of 12 years old and below are not permitted to attend.
Body temperature screening, the use of hand sanitisers and the wearing of face masks were also part of the SOP, he added.
Religious practitioners have not be able to visit their any of the worship venues since the Movement Control Order started in March and have been anxiously waiting for the government to announce the dates, when temples and churches will reopen. But viewing on how inter-state travel has caused illegal border crossing, the Ministry will reconsider allowing people of faith travelling out of their states for religious purposes.