Diocese of Parramatta update on the coronavirus

25 February 2021


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

NSW Health has revised the COVID-19 guidelines for places of worship effective from 26 February 2021. 

Choir and Congregational Singing 

Up to 30 singers/performers will be permitted to sing indoors. Indoor singing by congregants is allowed at places of worship if masks are worn and subject to a one person per 4 square metre rule (instead of 2 square metres).

Places of Worship and Religious Services 

There has been no change to the number of people allowed at places of worship and religious services. The maximum number of people will continue to only be limited by the 2 square metre rule unless indoor congregational singing occurs; in which case the 4 square metre rule will apply. 

Weddings and Funerals 

The cap of up to 300 people attending weddings and funerals remains, provided the 2 square metre rule is adhered to. 

Face masks 

Wearing of face masks at places of worship continues to be strongly recommended, especially indoors. 


With my prayers during these troubling times, 

Very Rev Peter G. Williams 

Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia


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