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From Bishop Ken Howell re the New Restrictions
Parish Events  |  Sat - August 22, 2020 1:30 pm  |  Article Hits:12300  |  A+ | a-
 The Queensland Government introduced new restrictions this morning in response to 6 new coronavirus cases linked to the recent case at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.  
In response to recent positive COVID-19 cases, a range of measures have been put in place across greater Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounds effective immediately. The Chief Medical Officer has expressed confidence in organisations with COVID Safe plans and at this stage parishes following the Industry Plan for Places of Worship can continue to hold acts of worship with no additional operating restrictions.
As the health and safety of parishioners, employees and volunteers remains our highest priority, the Archdiocese of Brisbane will take a conservative approach and require all non-essential parish gatherings to follow the government’s new restrictions for public gatherings.

What's changed for parishes in these areas?

The information applies to parishes in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): Parish restrictions:
  • Masses and acts of worship are not affected and will continue under current the current COVID Plan for Places of Worship.
  • Weddings and Funerals remain at 100 people.
  • Non-essential gatherings (such as Alpha, youth groups, social activities, etc) are restricted to a maximum of 10 people.
Other general restrictions: What’s changed for parishes that are not located in those areas above?
Parish restrictions:
  • Masses and acts of worship are not affected and will continue under current the current COVID Plan for Places of Worship.
  • Weddings and Funerals remain at 100 people.
  • Non-essential gatherings (such as Alpha, youth groups, social activities, etc) are restricted to a maximum of 30 people.
Other general restrictions:
  • You have a maximum of 30 visitors to your home. The visitors can be from different households.
  • You can have a public gathering with a maximum of 30 people including yourself, or with members of your household.
 I ask you to please remain vigilant and continue the good work you’re doing to protect parishioners, employees and volunteers.  
 Blessings on your Sunday celebrations.
+Ken Howell