Public Church Gatherings.
On May 29, the NSW Government announced the further lifting of restrictions for religious gatherings from June 1:
- Up to 50 will be allowed to gather for a religious service, excluding the persons necessary for the conduct of, or assisting in the conduct of, the service.
- Please note that according to the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Places of Worship developed by NSW Health congregational singing is to be avoided and solo singers are to maintain at least 3m physical distance. Singing with face masks is not a current alternative.
We will still be observing the following NSW Government requirements:
- The 4 square metre rule – while the rule no longer applies to a wedding, funeral, memorial or religious service, it is nonetheless recommended that you still apply the rule for the time being to calculate the maximum number of people that can gather in a room to ensure sufficient space is provided and to accord with community expectations.
- 1.5m physical distancing is expected outside of those from the same household.
- Good hygiene and handwashing are to continue to be encouraged.
- Communal areas are to be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
- People who are unwell should be instructed to stay home and be tested if appropriate.
- All those who attend our gatherings must provide their name and contact details, including a telephone number or email address. This is to be recorded and kept for 28 days.
- A place of worship is considered as one location irrespective of the number of suitable rooms it has i.e. the maximum number who can meet on a church premises is 50 plus those who are required to conduct the gathering.
- As of 16th August, use of face masks is encouraged, but not compulsory.
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Contact Rev Dean Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4868 1299 for more information