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Stage 2 COVID-19 Pathway

Easing of restrictions in Qld: 1 June to 10 July 2020

The premier announced on 31 May 2020 that the Stage 2 easing of restrictions has been brought forward to midday 1 June 2020.

For more information on this see:

Under the recent guidelines, Qld churches can open from midday 1 June for restricted purposes:

  • religious gatherings/places of worship up to 20 worshippers including ministers, service leaders, etc (20 total);
  • Funerals maximum of 50 mourners in addition to up to three funeral officials (53 total);
  • weddings up to 20 guests in addition to the celebrant and the couple (23 total);
  • outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people.

This means that a maximum of 20 people only (which includes the Minister, pastoral assistants and admin assistants) are able to gather on church premises to conduct baptisms, bible studies, committee meetings, music practice, prayer meetings, session meetings, small groups for children and youth, etc., subject to complying with the hygiene requirements, the 4m2 rule and demonstrating physical distancing.

Bible studies can be undertaken in a member’s private home with a maximum of 20 people.

Gatherings in public spaces must be limited to a maximum of 20 people within one group. You are not permitted to organise mass gatherings in a public space, even in groups of 20.

You should consider alternatives to practices that might spread the virus like singing, sharing books and passing around the collection plate as this will reduce infection risks.

It is recommended that communal singing not occur, or be very limited, because it carries a high risk of transmission of the virus. Instead measures such as one or two singers standing at least three metres away from others would be a safer option.

We strongly advise that those identified as being more vulnerable to COVID-19 should not be participating in gathered worship activities.

Each congregation should ensure it has a tailored COVID-19 Safety Plan in place to comply with current restrictions and to mitigate the risks involved in gathering.

Places of Worship:
The early Stage 2 restrictions that apply from 11:59AM on 1 June 2020 will allow for gatherings of up to 20 people at ‘Places of Worship’.

This restriction applies to premises used as ‘Places of Worship’ and means that in Stage 2 only 20 people will be allowed in any one building regardless of its size or how many separate spaces are available.

The definition of ‘Place of Worship’ means the use of premises for:

  1. organised worship and other religious activities; or
  2. ancillary social, education or charitable activities.

A premises is defined in Queensland as “a building or other structure, or part of a building or other structure, that has a permanent address”. Therefore, a church property that has multiple separate buildings may be allowed to have up to 20 people in each building, subject to the 4m² rule and the ability to maintain appropriate physical distancing in that premises and on the entire property. As connected buildings could well be deemed to be the same structure, only completely detached buildings should be considered separate premises.

However, at this stage it is recommended that churches limit each street address to 20 people, regardless of the building layouts, so that we are not seen to be going beyond community expectations on gatherings.

A congregation that has buildings at multiple street addresses can have up to 20 people at each address, subject to the 4m2 rule and appropriate physical distancing.

Contact Information:
The COVID-19 Directive No. 10 requires that contact information must be kept about all people attending a place of worship (congregants, visitors and ministry staff). This information is for contact tracing purposes. The details are to include name, address and mobile phone number, and are to be kept for a period of at least 28 days. If requested, this information must be provided to public health officers. The information should be securely stored, not used for any other purpose and deleted after 28 days.

See this site for Signage & Posters - COVID-19 ›

To keep up-to-date with current restrictions, please refer to Qld Health COVID-19 advice ›

PCQ COVID-19 Safety Plan Template
COVID-19 Safety Plan (June version, 50 KB MS Word .docx)

Covid-19 details updated 3 June 2020. Further update pending.

Worship Service Live-Streaming Links

See: Easter Service details

Presbyterian Church in…

Acacia Ridge
Worship 9:30am Sundays
Facebook ›
YouTube ›

Ann Street
Worship 9:00am, 10:30am & 5:00pm Sundays.
Live-stream ›

Arundel
Worship 9:30am & 6:00pm Sundays.
Visit church site ›

Ascot (Gateway)
Worship 9:00am Sundays.
Facebook ›
YouTube ›

Aura (Caloundra)
Worship 9:30am Sundays
Facebook ›
YouTube ›

Bald Hills
Worship 9:00am Sundays.
YouTube ›
Facebook ›

Brisbane Korean
YouTube ›

Browns Plains
Worship 9:30am Sundays. See details…
Facebook ›

Caloundra
Worship 9:00am Sundays.
YouTube ›
Facebook Group ›

Central Church (Ipswich)
Worship 9:00am Sundays.
YouTube ›

Christ Central (Eatons Hill)
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
Facebook ›

City Heart (Caboolture)
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
Facebook ›

Coorparoo
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
YouTube ›

Dalby
YouTube ›

Eternity (Helensvale)
Worship 9:30am Sundays. See details…
Facebook ›
YouTube ›

Graceville
9:30am Sundays
Visit ›

Ithaca
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
livestream ›

Kenmore
Sundays 9:30am & 5:30pm
Visit ›

Kingaroy (South Burnett)
Worship 10:00am Sundays
 

Living Church
This includes daily devotions, scripture reflections, material for kids, youth and adults as well as the worship services.
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Maroochydore
Worship 9:30am Sundays
Facebook ›
YouTube ›

Mitchelton
Worship 9:30am Sundays. See details…
Facebook ›

MPC Village Church (Kelvin Grove)
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
YouTube ›

Moorooka
Sunday Live-Stream Breakfast Radio:
YouTube ›

Mount Gambier (SA)
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
Visit ›
Facebook ›

North Shore (Townsville)
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
YouTube ›

North Toowoomba (St David's)
YouTube › (Pre-recorded)

Providence
Worship 5:30pm Sundays (Except 9:00am Easter Sunday).
Livestream ›
Facebook ›

Redlands
Worship 9:30am Sundays.
Visit ›

Rose City (Warwick)
Worship 9:30am Sundays. See details…
Facebook ›

Shore Hope
Worship 10:00am Sundays. See details…

Visit church site ›

Southside
Visit church site ›

South Toowoomba (St John’s)
Visit church site ›

Townsville (St Andrews)
Worship 9:00am Sundays.
Livestream page ›
YouTube ›

Social Isolation Diary - Easter and Isolation.

Service details updated 13 April 2020

Resource: www.pcq.org.au/covid-19-information.php Printed: 2020-07-11
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