Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued new advisories to help churches across the country check the spread of the disease.
In the new guidelines, CAN directed that nobody, including worshippers and worship leaders, should be allowed entry into churches without facemasks.
Also, church attendance should not exceed a third of the sitting capacity of every church, and churches can make use of their educational facilities and multi purpose halls to avoid overcrowding in the main church auditorium.
The association advised that people who are sick or very old should stay at home while there should be temperature screening at every entry point into the church.
In a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, General Secretary of CAN, Barrister Joseph Daramola, said there should be no form of direct contact, and practices such as handshakes as peace signs are discouraged.
“Hand sanitizers should be made available in all the rest rooms while practices that require sharing of materials should be limited. Those using microphones must sanitise their hands before using them,” CAN advised.
Daramola, who stressed the need to ensure adequate ventilation in halls of worship, with open windows, and doors for air to circulate in and out freely, and if possible avoid the use of air conditioners, stated that worship places should be disinfected routinely, before and after worship.
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