COVID-19

Church services

Restrictions for churches in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay Regions
(applies from 6 pm on 3 July 2021 to 6 pm on 16 July 2021)

  • Indoor spaces over 200 square metres — one person per 4 square metres (or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating).

  • Indoor spaces of 200 square metres or less — one person per 2 square metres (up to 50 people).

  • Outdoor spaces — one person per 2 square metres (or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating).

  • Funerals and weddings — the above occupant density restrictions apply, and total occupancy is capped at 100 people.

  • Face masks must be worn in indoor and outdoor spaces, including at places of worship. Workers and educators may remove their face mask in situations where clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential (this includes those preaching, leading services and leading singing).

  • Singing is permitted. Face masks must be worn (those leading singing can temporarily remove their face masks).

  • People must be seated to eat and drink. People may temporarily remove their face masks to eat and drink.

  • Physical distancing between non-household members should be maintained to the extent possible.

  • Outdoor gatherings in homes and public places — up to 30 people including residents, visitors and children.

  • The COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses — Impacted Areas applies to churches in areas where the lockdown has been lifted (except where Checklist requirements have been superseded by more current advice).

 

For further information, please monitor the Queensland Government website and the ACSQ COVID-19 Guidance and Information webpage.

 

St David's is open for public worship. We can have 90 people attend each service.  

From May until August 2021 building works will take place at the church. During this period there is a reduction in seating capacity to 60.

To provide opportunities for everyone to attend worship there will be three Eucharistic services each week:

Sunday at 7.30am and 9.30am, and Wednesday at 9.30am.

MPORTANT COVID COMPLIANCE UPDATE FROM 9 JULY 21: 

  • Pre-registration for services will no longer be required from 9 July

  • EVERYONE will need to be registered through the Check in Qld App

  • Do not worry if you do not know how to “check in” – our COIVD WARDEN will be able to help you.

  • You can still come to Church as usual.  

  • Please show the COVID Warden your successful check in before you enter the Church & SANITIZE YOUR HANDS

  • From this weekend we can have more people in our church building – so you will see more seats

  • Self-service and buffet style service of food and drink is now possible   

  • Please do not attend church if you:

    • Feel unwell or are displaying any cold/flu/COVID symptoms.

    • Are awaiting COVID 19 test results

    • Been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID 19 in the past 14 days

    • Been in any declared “hot spot”

To ensure EVERYONE’S continued health PLEASE follow any direction given by our COVID Wardens

Following the Industry plan

​St David's has signed up to the Industry Plan for Places of Worship.  As part of this commitment we are following carefully the Health Directives provided by the Queensland Government. 

 

We would request that all individuals must stay away if feeling unwell, even if mildly so. Please if your fall in the vulnerable category we would also ask that you consider remaining at home and avoid contact with others.

Please see below for the latest changes:

  • The current maximum congregation of 60

  • There are individual chairs and pews appropriately distanced in the nave of the church. People living in the same household can sit together.

  • All liturgy and hymn lyrics will be displayed on the screens although singing is now allowed.

  • Maintain Physical Distancing of 1.5m to the extent possible. This means we are to avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting, farewell or during the greeting of peace.

  • Practice good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitiser before entering the church.

  • Please avoid queuing or crowding at the church entrance.

 

We appreciate that our worship services will look very different from the worship services pre-COVID. We ask that you be patient with us as we work through these restrictions.