Temple resumes normal operations

James Kon

The Teng Yun Chinese Temple in the capital has resumed its normal operations following the announcement by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to move the country to level three of the Operational Readiness starting today, which includes the resumption of usual operating hours for places of worship and an increase in the capacity of visitors from 60 per cent to 80 per cent.

In the previous stage of the Operational Readiness, places of worship could only operate for two hours daily. Now the temple and other places of worship are allowed to resume pre-COVID-19 operating hours.

To ensure complete adherence to the safety guidelines set by the MoH, Teng Yun Chinese Temple has set up a BruHealth QR code at its entrance for visitors to scan their app upon entering and leaving the premises.

There is also a temperature checkpoint at the entrance and hand sanitisers for visitors.
In addition, visitors and staff are required to wear face masks, while unwell individuals are advised against visiting the temple.

Meanwhile, the MoH has urged the public to comply with the guidelines, and failure to follow the instructions is an offence under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act. Offenders stand to face up to BND10,000 fine or up to six months’ jail term.