Closed petition Permit the reopening of church buildings, etc. for communal worship
For Christians and those of other faiths, communal worship is an essential element of their religious life, and not simply an optional extra.
The current Covid-19 pandemic evidently requires extraordinary restrictions so as to protect the physical health of individuals and of society as a whole. However, the spiritual, emotional and mental health of religious people is also extremely important, with wide repercussions for society. As consideration is currently being given to how soon places of exercise, entertainment, etc. can be reopened, urgent consideration also needs to be given to the imminent reopening of buildings for communal religious worship, to enable this vital aspect of life to recommence for people of religious faith.
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