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Preventive Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 in Places of Worship

Published on Apr 01, 2021   -  4 min read

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The worshiping places play an important role in implementing spiritual leadership for many people and bringing communities and ages together. Still, their communal nature also offers them areas that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Preventive Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 in Places of Worship

What Are the Symptoms Of COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disorder that can be transmitted from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 will experience mild to severe respiratory difficulties, including fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat, congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It is not the same as other kinds of coronaviruses that commonly wander among people and cause mild illnesses, like the common cold. The risk for serious disease from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at the highest risk

What Is the Place of Worship?

A place of worship refers to an area used for regular religious services, communal worship, or related meetings by religious organizations. It involves the use of surrounding grounds, for example, appending car parking, courtyards, or gardens for which the venue administrators are also responsible.

What Are the Safety Guidelines to be followed During This Pandemic?

How Does COVID-19 Spread in Worship Places?

The transmission of COVID-19 occurs mainly by the respiratory droplets produced by coughing and sneezing and in contact with contaminated surfaces. The worshiping places play an important role in implementing spiritual leadership for many people and bringing communities and ages together. Still, their communal nature also offers them areas that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government should work with faith leaders to analyze and improve this guidance, as required, in line with the changing circumstances and facilitate the safe availability of worship places for as broad a range of activities as feasible when it is safe to do so.

How to Alter the Worship Practices to Decrease the Transmission of Infection?

The religious leaders should utilize the guidance below and seek to incorporate additional changes that could be made to their religious ceremonies that usually include close contact and shared things between individuals. Places of worship and faith communities should accommodate religious services, particularly where ceremonies would otherwise have taken place over several hours or days, to secure the safety of those present and reduce infection spread. It is advised that the rituals and services should be settled in the shortest reasonable time. Once completed, members should be motivated to reduce the risk of contact and spread infection promptly. If appropriate, you should reconfigure places to enable worshippers to be seated preferably than standing, which lessens the risk of contact. It is recommended that, where feasible, worship places continue to stream worship or other events to prevent large gatherings and continue to reach those who are self-isolating or particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

What Are the Steps to Be Followed to Decrease the Risk of Transmission?

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