Cardinal John Dew has sent the following message to parishes in the Archdiocese of Wellington about the change for Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1:
As the Prime Minister has announced we are returning to Alert Level 1 at 6am on Sunday morning Masses and other parish gatherings can resume on Sunday without restriction on numbers. There will be no Vigil Masses on Saturday evening (6 March).
The same requirements we were following in Alert Level 1 previously apply until further notice:
- Communion on the hand only.
- No distribution of the Precious Blood.
- Non-contact Sign of Peace
- No holy water in stoops.
Please encourage people to be careful when they gather, for their own safety and that of others.
With all good wishes and every blessing
Yours sincerely in the Lord
John A Cardinal Dew
Archbishop of Wellington