The Scottish Government has published a Strategic Framework Update on the latest plans out of lockdown. Read it here.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Communal worship will also, we hope, restart around 5th April, albeit with restricted numbers to begin with.
I asked the FM to clarify the SNP government’s messy and confusing approach to re-opening places of worship. It is worrying that initially, Nicola Sturgeon failed to take account of major religious festivals. pic.twitter.com/1gnIzdTRwZ
— Elaine Smith MSP (@elainesmithmsp) February 25, 2021
"However, in deciding the exact date for this we will obviously take into account the timing of major religious festivals, for example Easter and Passover so it may be a few days earlier when communal worship can restart.”
Reopening would begin on a 'restricted numbers basis' with just 20 people allowed into Church (see below table).
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