Covid: Church congregations allowed to sing with masks – BBC News

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Congregations can once again sing in churches and other places of worship – as long as members wear masks. Playing instruments and chanting is also allowed under newly-announced Welsh government guidance. Church leaders have expressed their excitement, following a year where congregation members said they missed the companionship of singing together. Venues must conduct a risk assessment first, with the move brought in because of a low Covid case rate in Wales. “It should make a huge difference. From my standpoint, singing is something God commanded, and something government shouldn’t have touched,” said the Rev Wade McLennan. Covid weddings: What are the latest rules Worshippers sent home from church by police Singing church members ‘miss companionship’ “It’s important as an expression, and music and singing have been a part of the culture and heritage of Wales for hundreds of years.

Covid: Church congregations allowed to sing with masks – BBC News

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