Petition: Government discriminates against funerals, weddings, and religious services

This petition calls on Parliament to reject the Government’s discriminatory attendance limits at funerals/tangi, weddings, and religious services.

As context: restaurants, shopping malls, and movie theatres are allowed up to 100 people, but to attend a place of worship is up to 10 or a funeral up to 50. This is unacceptable.

While we believe the Covid-19 response should be cautiously and reasonably managed, these restrictions will cause more harm than good. The grief of not being able to farewell a loved one or practise a deeply held faith simply because of a technical breach of an arbitrary limit will be significant and far-reaching.

There is no plausible reason why safety, distancing, and contact-tracing measures cannot be put in place to ensure that public health is at the forefront while still allowing people to fully worship, mourn, or celebrate important events.

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