Health and Safety Notice Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19
Gympie Community Church is continuing to closely monitor the situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. The church leadership remains proactive in ensuring the safety and health of our church community against any risks the current situation may present.
As we once again are able to enjoy gathering together for worship and fellowship please refer to the following guidelines:
- People from the same household may sit together without physical distancing concerns. Seating has been arranged to comply with COVID safety so please select a seating configuration that most closely suits your household.
- Household groups should be kept separate from other household groups.
- Communal singing is permitted with no restrictions other than the venue/space capacity restrictions.
- Physical distancing (1.5m between people) is required.
- Gathering/mingling before and after a service or event is permitted whilst maintaining physical distancing.
Churches are required to record contact information of all attendees at the outset of every gathering for contact tracing purposes so please keep this in mind when attending a service and allow sufficient time to register prior to the service commencing.
Based on the Australian Government Department of Health guidelines, the following people are considered to be at higher risk of serious illness if they are infected with Coronavirus:
Australian Government advice for people in high-risk groups continues to be:
- Stay at home and/or avoid large public gatherings.
Sunday services will continue to be live streamed for those who are unable to attend.
- If you have a cold or flu to protect others, please refrain from attending gatherings to help prevent its spread. If you’ve had contact with someone from overseas who could potentially be affected, choose to isolate yourself, rather than risk infecting others.
- Ensure that you wash your hands regularly, especially after contact with people who may be unwell.
- Choose not to shake hands with people, or greet one another with a kiss. We know that these are common greetings, but in the current situation, we won’t think less of anyone who chooses not to do so.