UPDATED NSW HEALTH ADVICE – CHURCH SERVICES
Last Updated: 4 January 2021 00:30
Wearing a face mask in any of these settings now MANDATORY.
Effective 3 January 2021
In Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) face masks are mandatory in the following indoor settings:
- shopping (retail, supermarkets and shopping centres)
- on public/shared transport and waiting areas for public/shared transport
- indoor entertainment (including cinemas and theatres)
- places of worship
- hair and beauty premises
- visiting an aged care facility.
Face masks are also mandatory for all staff in hospitality venues, gaming areas in licensed premises (including casinos) and for patrons using gaming services.
Compliance will start from Monday 4 January 2021 with $200 on the spot fines for individuals for non-compliance.
Children under 12 are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
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If you have been asked to self-isolate or you are COVID19 Positive, please do not attend any mass at St Luke’s Revesby, for the interest in the safety of our Parishioners, especially the vulnerable.
Existing capacity requirements of 1 person per 4 square metres will be tightened to 1 person per 4 square metres in indoor areas.
A maximum of 100 people, subject to the 1 person per 4 square metres rule applies for each separate area of
- hospitality venues
- places of public worship.
See the relevant COVID-19 Safety Plans for more information.
- Where a place of public worship has more than one separate area, each area may have a maximum of 100 people, subject to the one person per 4 square metre rule.
- A religious service in an indoor area other than a place of public worship may also have a maximum of 100 people, subject to the one person per 4 square metre rule.
- Outdoor religious services are subject to the one person per 2 square metre rule.
Singing in indoor venues is restricted, returning to
- a maximum of 5 performers indoors, provided they are 1.5 metres from one another and
- performers are at a distance of least 5 metres from the audience, who are not allowed to sing along.
- Places of public worship may have a maximum of 100 people, subject to the one person per 4 square metre rule.
Dance floors will not be permitted, except for weddings, where a maximum of 20 people from the bridal party will be permitted.
LATEST PARISH UPDATE
Last Updated: 4 January 2021 00:32
Due to the current COVID19 Outbreak in the Northern beaches and listed hotspots in greater Sydney, new restrictions have been introduced.
The Carols planned for Monday the 21st of December are cancelled and will be livestreamed.
Only a Maximum of 100 people, provided that the 4m2 rule is adhered to, inside of the Parish Building.
Some Masses will be held outdoors to increase the potential number of attendees.
The Contact details of all those entering the church will be recorded and physical distancing must be observed.
Those who are unwell or at high risk due to a compromised immune or respiratory system must not attend and those over 70 should exercise particular caution.
High Contact Surfaces inside The Church will be regularly cleaned and disinfected and hand sanitizer will be provided. Shared Holy Water will still be unavailable.
Congregational singing is banned until further notice and Holy Communion shall only be received in the hand.
Our COVID Safe Plan is displayed here and is in place until further notice.