Covid restrictions update

In case you haven’t heard or seen the announcement about new restrictions, this is a summary of what applies to churches:

Based on the latest health advice, upgraded public health and social measures will be introduced state-wide from 12:01am, Thursday 3 March.

Level 2 measures include:


  • Mask wearing requirements expanded to children in Years 3-6 in all public indoor settings (usual exemptions apply)


  • Home gatherings limited to a total of 10 people indoors and outdoors, except weddings and funerals
  • Private outdoor gatherings in a public space limited to 50 people
  • 2sqm square metre rule and 150 person capacity limit indoors or outdoors for weddings and funerals, and for places of worship – no more than 10 people inside if held at a private residence

Density and capacity limits

2sqm rule and 150 patron limit (not including staff) for the following venues:

  • Hospitality venues (seated service only)
  • Fitness venues
  • Entertainment venues (excluding seated entertainment venues – see below)
  • Galleries and museums
  • Places of worship
  • Hairdressers, tattoo parlours and beauty services
  • Nightclubs (seated service only)

Hospitals, aged and disability care facilities

  • Limit of 2 visitors per resident per day to aged care and disability care facilities
  • No visitors to hospitals, except for spouses, parents or carers, birth partners or for compassionate reasons

The only change for us is that children from Years 3-6 must now wear a mask; the 2sqm rule remains so we can still accommodate everyone who wants to attend church.

Stay safe everyone,


The Reverend Lorna A M Green