the church Ministry report that funerals do not need to comply with the requirement for no more than to be together ten persons.
'Burials and funeral services in the church must not comply with a fixed deltagergrænse of ten people, but there must be under the maximum allowed access for 1 person per. 4 sqm floor space in the church ship,' writes the ministry in a press release.
This means that if the church has an area of 200 sqm, then up to 50 persons access to the church.
'We have received several calls from relatives, who are now either very confused or angry. They can not understand that there is no clear information and guidelines,' writes the undertaker Christian Uldahl in an open letter to church Ministry.
'I do not understand how you can make a decision that directly goes against the government's and the authorities' decision on the prevention of infection and smittekæder,' he writes to continue.
'In the course of the day, I have spoken with several priests, as everyone is asking itself deep wondering, are facing the decision, as the ministry has taken in the day. We are many who feel that the (Ministry ed.) runs a great risk with all of the bystanders health and lives'.
Bedemandens frustration is shared by several of the country's priests. Several of them have turned to Præsteforeningen.
- Many experience it as contradictory in relation to that you are doing everything possible to limit the infection in other contexts, said the president of the Præsteforeningen, Per Bucholdt Andreasen.
He refers to, that it is unclear how to manage, how many participants there can be, and how to avoid, that they infect each other, since the sanitary conditions in the old churches 'perhaps not optimal'.
- We urge you to think it through once more and get a more precise guidance on it. It must just be the public health guidance, which is primarily to be navigated after, says the president.
the Extra Leaf has contacted the church minister Joy Mogensen and waiting for an opinion.