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
On mask wearing, the Archbishop has been in extensive consultation with the Health Minister and senior bureaucrats, and on the basis of all of our other COVID Safe measures, the wearing of masks is optional.
If you would like to wear a mask for any reason, you are encouraged to, and if you fall in one of the higher risk categories, you are also encouraged to wear a mask.
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.