COVID-19 Update and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in KL, Selangor and Putrajaya

COVID-19 Update and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in KL, Selangor and Putrajaya

Oct 17, 2020


1.0 The Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) with effect from the 14th of October. A more detailed SOP will be issued by the National Security Council.

2.0 During the CMCO, all places of worship are to be closed. In view of these restrictions, His Grace, Most Reverend Julian Leow D.D. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, has decided to issue these additional instructions which are applicable to all parishes falling within the territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (including Klang) with effect from 14th October 2020:

2.1 Staff
A) All parish staff (employees and volunteers) are requested to work from home where feasible.

B) The Parish Priest may require staff to come in on designated days for shorter hours for the purpose of essential work (accounting, bulletin preparation, cleaning, housekeeping etc). C) Parishioners are required to deal with the parish office via emails.

2.2 Funerals
A) All funeral Masses and services in the Church/Chapel are to be suspended during the CMCO.

B) A short prayer service may be conducted by the priest in the funeral parlour or home. This should be confined to immediate family members and should not exceed a total of 15 persons. All high-risked persons are not allowed to attend.  There should be no in-person vigil/wake prayers. Visits by guests should be limited to 15 minutes.

C) Funeral parlours located within churches may continue to operate with the above conditions.

2.3 Weddings
All wedding Masses and services are to be postponed to a later date.

2.4 Sick calls and Home Communion
A) All home communion should be suspended during the CMCO;

B) Anointing of the Sick for urgent cases can continue. Please adhere strictly to the Archdiocesan Guidelines.

Let us continue to pray for those who have been infected by this virus, the Health workers and first responders, as we consign ourselves to the mercy of God. 

Rev Fr Michael Chua
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur
13th October 2020

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