Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced today that ‘workplace rules’ will apply to churches over the Easter period.
This means that whilst the churches are still closed to the general public, additional chanters and altar boys will be able to assist priests perform sacred ceremonies during Holy Week.
“Churches are not open. Places of worship are not open. I want to be very clear about that,” Mr Morrison said.
“But we’ve had a lot of feedback from religious communities that there are ways these holy services are conducted and they will be able to do that by respecting absolutely the 4 square metres per person rules.”
The move comes as churches across Australia come to terms with using online platforms to broadcast their religious ceremonies to the faithful.
More to come.