Depending on where you’re from, churches may have been in lockdown for a while. As the churches reopen, however, you have to make sure you’re keeping safe when worshipping.

Keep safe when your church reopens
Keep safe when your church reopens
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Find Out Your Church’s Plans

Before you set off for the next church service, call your pastor or someone else in charge. Ask them if and when they’re going to reopen. Some churches are opting to keep their virtual services going for a little while longer. Other churches are keeping their members safe with parking lot services.

Choose the Right Church Service

If your church is set to reopen, avoid the more packed services at first. This is great for churches that offer multiple services. For those that don’t have that option, keep safe by staying away from the main service. Focus on the lesser attended programs.

Keeping your distance when church reopens is a good idea
Keeping your distance when church reopens is a good idea
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Keep Your Distance During Church

Just in case you really want to attend the main service, you should be keeping safe by staying away from others. It’s tempting to greet those you haven’t seen in person for a while but don’t do it. Choose a seat away from others in the service and you might still need a mask.

Keep Things Clean in the Church Service

Since you’ll be out, you should keep your hand sanitizer close. Don’t be afraid to use a few sanitizing wipes on the area you’ll be sitting in. This works best if you get to church early. That way you can claim your space. The aim is keeping safe while worshipping.

Sanitizing your hands is essential to keeping safe
Sanitizing your hands is essential to keeping safe
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Wait a Bit Before Attending Church

Even though you’re ready to get out there, it can’t hurt to wait. Things are still uncertain in some areas. Keeping safe is easier if you let your church figure out a safe way to reopen. You can keep up with online church services while you wait. In time, you’ll know when it’s safe to return.


Many churches are set to reopen but keeping safe is still a priority. The best move is to wait and see how churches handle things. If you can’t wait, make sure you stay safe by staying away from others and sanitizing your hands.