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Scottish Evangelical church faces police investigation over worship gatherings

The Christian Post reports that a church in Scotland faces a police investigation for holding worship services that allegedly violated the pandemic gathering restrictions for the United Kingdom.


Videos have appeared on the internet where one can see worship gatherings showing attendees not socially distancing and not wearing face masks, according to a report by BBC Tuesday.

According to the Scottish government’s guidance document, houses of worship located in places with fairly low COVID-19 infection rates can gather provided they follow certain guidelines.

The police investigation of Hope United comes as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland would be easing its lockdown measures beginning in April.

Last month, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that he hoped to fully reopen neighbouring England by the 21st of June, gradually easing restrictions on social gatherings, businesses and schools.  


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