…List Guidelines For Worship Centres Ahead August 7 Reopening
The Lagos State Government has okayed the reopening of schools for Senior Secondary School 3 pupils to write the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Giving an update on the development on Saturday at a briefing, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said, “Regarding our secondary schools, they will be opened from the 3rd of August and they will only be reopened to our SSS 3 students and TEC 3 students only.
“This, we believe, will allow them to participate in revision classes two weeks before the 2020 WAEC examination has been stated to start from the 17th of August.
“Both boarding and day students will be allowed to resume from Monday, the 3rd of August. All standard precautions will be put in place by our various school authorities – handwashing, physical distancing, and all of that.
“The Lagos State Government will also be making available face masks to all of our students on the first day of their resumption to ensure that there is adequate and full compliance.”
Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu also announced the reopening of worship centre on Friday, Aug. 7 for Muslims and Sunday, Aug. 9 for Christians.
”Places of Worship in Lagos State will be allowed to open from Friday the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and Sunday the 9th of August for Christian worshippers.
”We must reiterate that places of worship are only permitted to have their regular once-a-week services on the designated days.
”For the avoidance of doubt, churches and mosques are not permitted to have other services or fellowships outside of their main weekly services.
”Places of worship are allowed to schedule multiple services, on their designated worship days, if necessary, as well as also encouraging as many people as possible to participate using virtual means.” the governor said.
”Regular cleaning and disinfection of facilities must be carried out to maintain clean and hygienic environments before and after every service.
”Appropriate screening equipment for COVID-19 symptoms such as a contactless temperature check must be available for entrants into the facility.
”It is mandatory to provide hand-washing facilities and sanitiser at the entry and exit point of the premises.
”National emergency response phone lines must be displayed prominently on the premises.
”Handshakes, Hugs and “high fives” are not permitted at services or gatherings, and this should be emphasised by displaying appropriate signs prominently,” Sanwo-Olu said.