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Restrictions for NSW Churches Eased After Push From MPs

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The New South Wales Government will announce on Friday that restrictions will be eased for churches to allow up to 50 attendees at one time provided congregations adhere to social distancing measures.

Weddings will also be permitted to have up to 20 guests, while funerals will be allowed 50 attendees.

The move to reopen places of worship was led by MPs Nathaniel Smith, and Guy Zangari who launched a public campaign, while MPs Dom Perrottet, Damien Tudehope, and David Elliot were pushing at cabinet behind the scenes.

“Places of worship are not optional extras in the life of practicing Christians and people of other faiths,” Mr Smith said in a video announcing his public petition.

“They are as essential as their local supermarket or health clinic.”


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