World Sikh Parliament issue advice on practical steps for Gurdwaras to reopen
World Sikh Parliament (WSP) released two videos, one in English and one in Punjabi, with advice for Gurdwaras around the world on considerations they should take when reopening their doors to the Sangat after lockdown.
The videos cover topics from protecting the elderly members of the Sangat to the distribution of degh. The content highlights the dangers of a second and third wave of Coronavirus which may cost many more lives to the deadly disease.
Sangat is encouraged to conduct TV shows to engage with the Sangat and let them know about the changes they will need to bring in. WSP also ask Gurdwaras to put up signing, markings on the floor and potentially introducing a one way system if possible in the Gurdwara. It is also highlighted that many Gurdwara granthis have also passed away due to the virus and the Sangat are encouraged to keep social distancing to protect the most vulnerable in the community and the Divaans being extended in order to cater for the Sangat having Darshan of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.