Pastors share how they are prepping for their first service

Pastors share how they are prepping for their first service

The government has given the green light for places of worship to resume with their services under level 3 of the lockdown.


On Monday, South Africa moved from level 4 to level 3 of the national lockdown. 

On May 26, Jacaranda FM News announced that religious gatherings will be limited to 50 people or less, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

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“Places of worship may reopen subject to strict restrictions, which are absolute necessary if we are to prevent infections from rising in accordance with norms and standards that will be set out in the regulations.

“Churches, synagogues, mosques and impels may resume services but these will be limited in size with 50 people or less depending on the space available."

The Scenic Drive invited several pastors to share how they are prepping for their first service this coming Sunday.

This is what they will do: 

Pastor Reinhardt van Zyl 

Pastor Reinhardt van Zyl.
Ou Apostoliese Kerk van Suid-Afrika (Nelspruit) 

"For now we have Zoom gatherings every Sunday.

"There is much more people attending the Zoom gathering then people coming to church. I think it's probably nicer being in bed," Pastor Reinhardt van Zyl. 

Pastor Johan van Eck 

Pastor Johan van Eck.
West Rand Bikers Church (Krugersdorp)

"We will have two gatherings. Each gathering will be about 30 minutes - and after the service, it will take 20 minutes to sanitize and clean the church before the next service. 

"We will work on 1st come - 1st serve," Pastor Johan van Eck. 

Will you be attending a religious gathering this coming Sunday? 

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