Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
NSW Health has revised the COVID-19 guidelines for all places of worship.
1) Places of Worship and Religious Services
Effective from midnight tonight – 2 January 2021, the maximum number of people who can attend religious gatherings will be limited to 1 person per 4 square metres up to a maximum of 100 people.
Weddings and funerals will also be limited to 1 person per 4 square metres up to a maximum of 100 people.
2) Face masks
Face masks will also be made mandatory at places of worship from midnight tonight.
From Monday, 4 January 2021, non-compliance with wearing face masks will attract a $200 on-the-spot-fine for individuals.
Children under 12 are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
With my continued prayers during these times,
Very Rev Peter G. Williams
Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia