Places of worship to reopen in controlled manner

−As Phase 4 of reopening measures scheduled to begin

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 30, 2020

Phase Four of the country’s reopening process is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

During this stage remain largely the same as in Phase three. However, places of worship will be allowed to recommence in-persons worshipping, prayers, weddings and funerals in a controlled manner.

Religious leaders will be expected to ensure that attendance is restricted to 25 percent of the building and where multiple services are usually had, this must be limited to 45 minutes for each gathering.

Places of worship must be cleaned and sanitised before and after every gathering.

Persons attending services must be outfitted with face masks, avoid handshakes and any other form of physical contact and more importantly, social distancing must be practised at all times.

See the full gazetted order below. Kindly refer to Section 11 for details on permission granted to places of worship to operate.

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