COVID-19 INFORMATION CENTER
POLICY COMPLIANCE

The parish, under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos, complies with the guidelines for minimum health standards issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, National Task Force Against COVID-19 and Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield.

IMPLEMENTING STANDARDS

The Parish Pastoral Council serves as the policy-making body on the implementation of safety standards in the church and the parish in accordance with IATF resolutions. Moreover, the parochial vicar serves as the chief implementing officer of mitigating policies in dealing with COVID-19.

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IMPLEMENTED SAFETY MEASURES

The measures are currently implemented to ensure safety of people entering the church during the pandemic:

  1. Disinfection of church premises several times a day especially during weekends.

  2. Limiting the number of people inside the church during weddings, masses and other religious activities.

  3. Discouraging and/or physical contacts between people especially during masses and weddings.

  4. Lay ministers give communion only by-hand. Directly giving it to the mouth is strictly prohibited.

  5. Separate walkways for those entering and exiting the church.

  6. Temperature check at the entry points.

  7. Contact tracing QR code at every seats for pen-less logging of those entering and exiting the church.

  8. Implementing social distancing protocols.

  9. Prohibiting the entry of those people manifesting symptoms of COVID-19, as well as those with comorbidities.

  10. Encouraging the use of online and cashless services for donations, transactions, processing of records, etc.

BEST PRACTICES BEFORE GOING TO CHURCH

The following best practices are encouraged for everyone who wish to visit the church.

  1. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer. Alcohol dispensers are available in entry points of the church.

  2. Avoid touching your face, nose and eyes with unwashed hands.

  3. If you can, disinfect your area before sitting.

  4. Avoid contact with others, keeping social distancing which is 6 feet apart.

  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

INQUIRIES

For concerns and inquiries on how these measures are implemented and whether how existing church transactions and services will be affected by these guidelines, please contact the parish office at ​+63 (44) 794-4340, contact us through the official Facebook page of the parish or send an email to contact@barasoainchurch.org.

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