The Public Health Authority has banned public gatherings and public events where more than 50 people gather. In Uppsala Cathedral, this means that people are stopped at the door if the number of visitors is filled.
- Last Sunday we had to deny worship service visitors to come in and say that "it is full," says Marianne Jonsson, caretaker of the church.
How do people react to it?
- With acceptance. Everyone knows there are restrictions.Now the Easter weekend awaits
Easter usually involves full activity in the cathedral with Good Friday service, Easter night Mass and High Mass on Easter Day. The Easter night fair has many times filled the entire cathedral which can accommodate about 900 seated guests.
Now the church will echo even beyond the 50 visitors allowed. Instead, you can follow Easter's devotions and services directly on the Swedish Church's website.
"The opportunity exists for those who have the technical opportunity," says Annica Anderbrant, church clerk, and continues:
- But the most painful thing is that there are elderly people who do not have that opportunity. Then we are glad that SVT and Sweden's radio are available so that they can access worship services elsewhere.
See more about how to prepare for the Easter weekend in Uppsala Cathedral in the clip above.