A new normal will be adopted at the Hindu temples as The Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) has submitted a set of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to the National Security Council (NSC) to get their views on reopening temples.
MHS president Datuk RS Mohan Shan said the SOP prioritised the safety of devotees during their temple visits and was done in accordance with advice from the Health Ministry. Devotees are required to wear face masks, wash their hands and temples are to provide hand sanitisers for devotees before entering the premises. All temple staff and devotees will be required to have their temperatures taken.
There would be floor markings for devotees to maintain social distancing during prayers, limited number of people inside the premises depending on the compound size, separate entrance and exit, while devotees will have to also provide their full details for record.
Mohan said the MHS had submitted the proposal to the NSC last week and it will be reviewed by a committee before a decision is taken.
The government wil be announcing the SOPs for mosques, churches and temples soon, according to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
News Credit: NST Malaysia