Closed petition Classify Places of Worship as essential, to allow people to attend church during lockdowns.

Places of worship have been classified as non-essential by Welsh Government. This means that churches have been effectively classed as of similar importance to retail shops and are unable to hold services during "firebreak" or "lockdown". There is no evidence that churches have contributed to the spread of Covid-19. Churches have been one of the best examples of Covid-safe environments, and have wholeheartedly followed extensive, prohibitive guidelines to do their part for the nation.

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Whilst some have argued that churches can still operate online, this is to the detriment of the community. This is resulting in unnecessary harm, when there is no evidence that churches have contributed to the spread of Covid-19.

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