Thank you for your understanding as we seek to keep each other and our community safe during this time. In light of government regulations our parish has imposed a condition of entry.
Capacity at our church must not exceed 100 people, or one visitor per four square metres (excluding staff), whichever is the lesser. We request parishioners to register their attendance and book prior by calling our church office.
Visitors are not permitted to enter any Church property if they:
- Are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
- Have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious)
- Are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
- Reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
- Have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.
Visitors who are NOT subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements to:
- Leave the church immediately if they become unwell, after notifying a commitee member;
- At all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per the NSW Health guidelines)
- Maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing hands regularly and thoroughly and/or using hand sanitiser;
- Maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately;
- Provide our church with your name and contact details and consent to your details being provided to the NSW Department of Health or any other third-party government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures;
- Acknowledge that you may be asked to wait, or be refused entry, to our church in the event that the site has reached its total capacity under NSW Health social distancing requirements;
- There will be no congregational singing - only chanters may sing.
- Respond accurately to the following questions if asked:
Are you or anyone you live with currently undergoing testing or awaiting results for the COVID-19 virus?
Have you or anyone you live with tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious?
Do you have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)?
- Acknowledge our right to refuse entry or request your departure from our church at any time and for any reason;
- At all times, treat everyone in our parish with respect - our best intentions is you! Let's work together and help each other become COVID Safe!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Information for the Australian community
Save lives and help slow the spread of coronavirus in Australia.
Self-isolation guidelines for people who have visited or travelled from Victoria
People who have been in Victoria in the previous 14 days from July 8 must self-isolate at home or in other suitable accommodation for 14 days. For people arriving prior to July 8 please refer to the self-isolation advice guidance and isolate accordingly.
In recent weeks, Victoria has seen increased COVID-19 activity. As of 8 July, NSW Government has implemented restrictions on people who have been in Victoria.
People who have been in Victoria in the previous 14 days must:
- self-isolate at home or in other suitable accommodation for 14 days
- not leave your accommodation except for the following reasons: obtaining medical care, complying with a legal obligation, an emergency, providing critical services or leaving NSW
- not let other people into your residence unless they live there.
- Always practise good hygiene, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, cover your coughs, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Maintain social distance of at least 1.5 metres when outside your home.
- Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses.
- Use tap and go instead of cash.
- Travel at quiet times and avoid crowds.
- Be well informed – only use trusted official information. Download the Coronavirus Australia mobile phone app, subscribe to the Coronavirus Australia WhatsApp service, and visit www.australia.gov.au for the latest information.
- Check in on family and friends by phone or online.
- Deliver groceries and essential goods to older relatives and vulnerable people. Leave them at the door.
- Key volunteer organisations and charities can provide services to people who need them most.
Symptoms of coronavirus include:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
If you are sick and think you might have coronavirus, seek medical help.
You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
The Department of Health’s website has a range of information available in languages other than English to help people stay safe and minimise risks to the community.
Financial support for individuals and households
The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians to support them through the coronavirus pandemic. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation. For more information, visit www.servicesaustralia.gov.au.
Financial support for businesses
The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Assistance includes cash flow support to businesses and temporary measures to provide relief for financially distressed businesses.
If your business has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus you will be able to access a wages subsidy to continue paying your employees. Under the JobKeeper program, you will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum of six months. This assistance will help you keep staff and help you restart when the pandemic is over. For more information on financial support, eligibility and timing, visit www.business.gov.au
Evictions will be put on hold for six months by state and territory governments. Landlords and renters are encouraged to talk about short term agreements.
A travel ban is in place that prevents all non-Australian citizens and non-residents from entering Australia.
People exempt from the travel ban include immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents, legal guardians and de facto partners. After arriving in Australia, all travellers are required to complete 14 days quarantine.
Information for temporary visa holders
Visa holders who wish to remain in Australia beyond the expiry date of their current visa need to apply for a further visa. Visa holders should explore their visa options to find a new visa that suits their circumstances and check whether they can apply for it.
For more information about travel restrictions and visas, visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au