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Caring For Our Community

Caring for our Community

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage the following preventative measures that will help to ensure the safety of all in our community. We will continue to monitor advice from health authorities and provide further updates on the Diocese of Bathurst website: bathurst.catholic.org.au

ATTENDEE LIMIT AND CONTACT TRACING

In accordance with government restrictions, there are no more than 50 worshipers allowed in a church, or 1 person per 4 square metres 50 people are allowed in this church. You must provide your contact details on entering the church, for contact tracing should it be required.This information will be kept for 28 days and not be used for any other purpose.

SIGN OF PEACE

When exchanging the Sign of Peace, please avoid shaking hands. Instead, say “Peace be with you” and offer a smile, wave, nod or bow.

GROUP SINGING

Due to the high risk of transmission of the virus when singing, group singing/choirs or chanting should be avoided. Solo singers should maintain at least 3 metres physical distance from other people.

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL

People with flu-like symptoms are advised to stay at home. We encourage parishioners to consider ways that we can support people who are self-isolating by phone, email or text or through Careline.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

If there’s space, spread out! You must maintain 1.5 metres – 2 metres distance from one another to reduce the risk of airborne infection.

HOLY WATER

Holy Water has temporarily removed from stoups at the doors of churches to reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus.

PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER

Please pray for those who are suffering from the virus and those who work and livelihood has been impacted. Please pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died and for those who are working to care for the ill and find cures and remedies for the virus.

HELPFUL LINKS

For further information and pastoral resources, please visit: bathurst.catholic.org.au

For latest health advice re COVID-19 visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au