P-05-1059 Classify Places of Worship as essential, to allow people to attend church during lockdowns

Completed

 

P-05-1059 Classify Places of Worship as essential, to allow people to attend church during lockdowns

 

This petition was submitted by Clyde Thomas having collected a total of 3,591 signatures.

 

Text of Petition:                     

Places of worship have been classified as non-essential by Welsh Government. This means that churches have been effectively classed as of similar importance to retail shops and are unable to hold services during "firebreak" or "lockdown". There is no evidence that churches have contributed to the spread of Covid-19. Churches have been one of the best examples of Covid-safe environments, and have wholeheartedly followed extensive, prohibitive guidelines to do their part for the nation.

 

Additional Information:

Whilst some have argued that churches can still operate online, this is to the detriment of the community. This is resulting in unnecessary harm, when there is no evidence that churches have contributed to the spread of Covid-19.

 

 

 

Status

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/12/2020.

 

The Committee considered the petition for the first time, agreed to note the correspondence received and acknowledged the importance of the issue raised. However, the Committee agreed to take no further action on the petition given that previous decisions to apply restrictions have been taken following scientific advice and impact assessments, and that places of worship have been able to open since the end of the firebreak. Members agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.

 

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 01/12/20.

 

 

Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Torfaen
  • South Wales East

 

Further information

 

 

 

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 26/11/2020