No hugging or singing allowed when churches reopen

VAAL TRIANGLE - No hugs or singing will be allowed when denominations affiliated to the South African Council of Churches (SACC) resume religious gatherings under level three of the national lockdown. SACC general secretary Malusi Mpumlwana said council members had set themselves strict standards to meet when churches reopen. Hymn (him) books and Bibles will be removed from benches, congregants will have to wear face masks, confessions will take place outside and communion wafers will be dispensed with gloves. The planned health precautions also include a one-hour time limit on the duration of services, which should mean sermons will be short and sweet.

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