Religious groups overall pleased to resume services on 28th May
Religious groups are generally pleased services will be able to resume on the 28th May. The date is a little earlier than thought.
But members of the Swiss People’s Party in some regions are not so pleased. They want churches to open earlier and don’t like the rules that names and phone numbers have to be collected from worshippers and kept for 14 days.
One member of the party in canton Valais likened it to asking priests to become Stasi agents.
But others are happy and have brought in rules that go beyond what the Federal Council is asking. Jewish groups are asking their worshipers to register at least 26 hours in advance and Mosques are bringing in markers to make sure everyone is at least 2 meters apart.