Those planning Masses and other sacramental events should follow the Vicariate of Rome guidelines, especially as they relate to physical distancing, e.g. marked seating and/or blocked pews to create space between worshipers.
The celebration of Mass should comply with the following security measures:
A poster indicating the maximum occupancy will be posted outside the church Door.
In the inflow and outflow, the distance between the faithful must be one meter.
Mandatory access with masks.
Those with a body temperature of 37.5 ° C or higher will not be allowed to enter.
Minimize the presence of concelebrants and ministers.
Sanitize the liturgical halls and sacristy at the end of the celebration.
The presence of an organist may be provided, but not the choir.
Booklets for songs and other paper aids must also be omitted.
An offering will not be collected during the celebration, but deposited by the faithful in special containers placed at the entrances or in another place deemed Suitable.
The sign of peace will not be exchanged.
Communicants will receive the Blessed Sacrament in their hand and not on the Tongue.
To distribute communion the celebrant, or the extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, must sanitize his/her hands and wear a mask, taking care not to come into contact with the hands of the faithful.
Wherever possible, entrance and exit doors will remain open, so that the faithful do not have to touch the handles.
If the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered spaces will be configured to allow for the appropriate physical distancing and plans for sanitization.
Reconciliation should take place in large and airy spaces that allow compliance with the measures of distancing and confidentiality required by the sacrament.