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Relief for bigger churches for a weekend

Relief for bigger churches for a weekend

On 30 March, the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, announced an Easter ‘weekend of relief’ for larger churches from the strict controls on indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Until now, smaller churches, have been relatively favoured compared to larger churches in that the capped number of gatherers (100 indoors and 250 outdoors) has not had the same impact as what this has had on larger churches. This changed with his announcement in which he stated, “…it has been determined that religious gatherings over this period will be restricted to a total number of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used.”

This provided a brief and welcome respite on the restrictive measures for large group gatherings.

Photo by Akira Hojo on Unsplash


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