Staying Safe in Church
At St Paul’s, we are committed to caring for our community by helping people stay safe at our gatherings.
How we will help keep you safe:
- We are registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government
- We have reduced numbers on site to meet all government regulations
- Hand sanitiser stations and masks are available for you on arrival
- We have implemented COVID Safe seating and movement plans.
- Cleaning and disinfection measures are being taken
- Our registration and check-in processes meeting the government’s maximum attendees and contact tracing requirements
- We have installed signage to help to remind you of safe practices
How you can help us all stay safe on site:
- Please do not come to the church: if you are unwell and/or experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath); if have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19; If you have been to Victoria or any listed location in the last 14 days. Click Here to view the current locations listed by the NSW government.
- Please ensure physical distancing by keeping a space of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others
- Practise good hygiene by frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or by using the hand sanitisers provided
- We encourage you to download and use the COVID-Safe app to help with contact tracing if it is needed
- Should you contract COVID-19, please let the church know immediately
The NSW Government is strongly encouraging greater use of masks in high-risk public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In light of this, we strongly encourage you to bring your own mask to wear every time you attend a gathering on-site at St Paul’s.
For children and youth, we recommend the following (based on guidelines from the government and Anglican Youthworks):
- Toddlers under 2 years of age and babies must not wear masks
- Children under 12 years old attending a kids group at St Paul’s do not need to wear a mask, but we are happy for them to do so
- Youth aged 12 and over attending Salt do not need to wear a mask, but we are more than happy for them to do so. However, when those aged 12 and above attend a mixed event with adults present, they are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
- Leaders of kids and youth groups held at St Paul’s are strongly encouraged to wear a mask
- Those leaders conducting the check-in process must wear a mask
- Those preaching or leading the service can temporarily remove their masks when conducting their ministry
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Some people are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. According to the government health advice, this includes those who are:
- aged over 70
- Over 65 with a chronic medical issue
- People with a compromised immune system
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people with a chronic medical condition
If this is you, please carefully consider your attendance to any service or event at St Paul’s. We ask that you only come once you have listened to health advice, talked to your loved ones and if necessary, consult your doctor.