COVID-19

Church services

Restrictions for churches in impacted areas (from 4 pm, Friday 27 August 2021)

  • Face masks must be worn in indoor spaces at church gatherings regardless of the ability to maintain physical distance.

  • Workers and educators may temporarily 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 when singing (those leading singing can temporarily remove their face masks).

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces on church premises — one person per 2 square metres regardless of venue size. (100% capacity permitted with ticketed and allocated seating).

  • Funerals and weddings — one person per 2 square metres, capped at 200 people. (100% capacity permitted with ticketed and allocated seating).

  • Food and drink is permitted to be served at church gatherings, including buffets and self-serve food and drink. People are no longer required to be seated when eating and drinking.

  • People may temporarily remove their face masks to eat and drink at church gatherings.

  • Gatherings in homes — up to 100 people.

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

 

Please monitor the Queensland Government website and the ACSQ Guidance and Information webpage for clarification and further details.