Rules and recommendations
Spiritual activities can help people in this mentally challenging time. Churches and various religious groups are trying to find a way to continue their activities safely.
Services and religious gatherings
Services and similar religious gatherings may be held, but only 10 % of the seating capacity may be occupied.
It is obligatory to keep a 2-meter distance from others sitting in the same line (it is not necessary to keep the distance from people sitting behind or in front of you). People living in the same household are exempt from this rule.
Upon entering the indoor premises of the church you must disinfect your hands.
During the sign of peace, it is not allowed to shake hands with each other.
The general obligation to wear a mask applies.
It is prohibited for the parishioners to sing together during the mass. The singers or the choir must be in separate space.
Individual spiritual service is also allowed, ie services, ceremonies and spiritual accompaniments, in which, in addition to the clergy only one family which shares a household participates.
Online and virtual services
Most churches offer virtual services that you can watch over the Internet or television.
The preparation of the virtual service can be attended by clergy and volunteers in such numbers as is necessary. Singing together is prohibited.
Individual visits to churches for prayer are allowed, but the situation varies from church to church. Most parishes have established websites where you can find out under what conditions you can visit the church. The same goes for synagogues and mosques.
It is obligatory to wear a face mask inside - also observe hygienic measures (do not touch your face, wash your hands etc.).
Individual spiritual care and services
As for confessions, most churches carry them out after individual arrangements, so we recommend following your parish's website for more information.
Priests can continue to provide individual services - they are even exempted from the curfew if they are called, for example, for the last anointing.