Update as of 11:59pm Thursday 23 December 2021
In Victoria face masks must be worn in all indoor settings and outdoors when moving around in large crowds of more than 30,000 people.
Masks are now mandatory at Mass for all people over 8 years of age.
The following guidelines are in accordance with Victorian pandemic orders under the new Public Health and Wellbeing Act, which came into effect from 11.59pm Wednesday, 15 December 2021, and will be in place until 12 January 2022.
• There are no limits on participants at Places of Worship for Weddings, Funerals, and general Worship – including the opening for private prayer.
• There will not be any vaccination requirements nor any requirement for organisers to check vaccination status at Places of Worship for Weddings, Funerals, and general Worship.
• Workers at Places of Worship (staff and volunteers) must still be fully vaccinated.
• Victorians should still Check in using the Service Victoria QR code
Christmas Masses this year will not require booking and there will be no limit on the number of attendees. All attendees are asked to Check in using the QR code on display in our church. You must wear a mask if you are over 8 years of age.
For our Christmas Masses, all entry doors will be open and will remain open during services to increase airflow.
At this stage our church will remain closed between Masses, as is our usual practise during school holidays. We expect to reopen for private prayer and worship in February 2022.
Please note that other activities outside of worship, particularly those activities that involve hospitality, will require full vaccination for participation and will entail QR code check-ins and COVID Marshals. This applies to use of our PACE function space.
When visiting PACE, people under 18 years of age will no longer be required to show proof of their vaccination status.