The Calvary Charismatic Church in Kumasi today, Sunday June 7, 2020 is holding nine (9) different services in a bid to adhere to the additional safety protocols following easing of restrictions for worship centers.
In his tenth address, President Akufo Addo announced the easing of restrictions on all worship centers, following which the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister Kofi Dzamesi gave details of all guidelines to be followed by worship centers and their leaders.
Among the new protocols are;
I. Thermometer guns or thermal scanners are provided for checking the temperature of congregants at entry points of all venues as necessary.
II. Ensure a No mask: No entry Policy
IV. Provision of adequate waste management facilities (bins, cans, bin-liners and single-use tissues).
V. Provision of adequate toilet facilities for use by members.
The Church is meanwhile adering to the protocols with all the hygiene materials made availlable for chruch members. The church is also going by 2meters, instead of the 1.5 meter rule of social distancing.
Meanwhile despite government easing of restrictions, some churches have decided not to congregate for church services until further notice.
The churches, including International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Destiny Empowerment Chapel International, Spiritlife Revival Ministries and The Makers House (TMH) have decided to continue having virtual services in order to protect their members from contracting the disease.
In a communique signed by the General Secretary of ICGC, Rev. Morris Appiah, the church said it would use the entire month of June to assess, monitor and evaluate all protocols in simulation exercise with selected local assemblies in various districts.
Suraya Alidu Malititi