The federal ministry of information said the guidelines were needed to prevent the further spread of #COVID-19.

Below are the 16 COVID-19 preventive guidelines for churches:

1️⃣Attend church only on Sundays

2️⃣Open church from 5am to 8pm

3️⃣Hold multiple services with a maximum of one hour per session

4️⃣Sanitise all worship areas including doors, doors, switches, and microphones

5️⃣Provide hand washing facilities and temperature checks.

6️⃣Mandatory use of face masks by all.

7️⃣Display non-contact greetings signs

8️⃣Provide offering boxes at all entry points

9️⃣Provide floor markings for physical distancing

1️⃣0️⃣No sharing of bibles, hymns and no use of holy water fonts

1️⃣1️⃣No social gathering before and after service

1️⃣2️⃣Ensure controlled use of restrooms

1️⃣3️⃣Close businesses within church premises

1️⃣4️⃣Home worship for the elderly and the people with underlying health conditions

1️⃣5️⃣Ensure good ventilation

1️⃣6️⃣Children areas should remain closed