Changes In Faith Based Gatherings Brings Joy In Communities
Chnages in faith based gatherings brings joy in communities, Said Tahir Nawaz, President of International Muslim Association of New Zealand.
Police has today confirmed its operating guidelines for staff enforcing potential breaches of Alert Level 2 restrictions at places of worship.
Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted except where people or groups can remain 2m away from each other. Unless people can be kept 2m apart at a religious ceremony, numbers must be limited to 10 (with exceptions for funerals/tangihanga), and have appropriate contact tracing systems in place.
"We faith based communities have followed government guidelines and co-operated in the implementation of Govt guidelines. There was a bit of disappointment on various faith based communities when Restrictions were uplifted for restaurants and bars, where risk factor is much higher for covid 19." Said Mr Nawaz