In January we are meeting face-to-face at 4pm. Find out more
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and gathering becomes possible again, what changes should we expect, and when? The short answer is: we don't know, but the elders have been contemplating some likely scenarios, and developing some loose plans. One guiding principle is to consider not only the legality of various options, but also the practicality in light of health and safety advice. Another is flexibility: we want to plan and prepare for the future, but we need to have loose plans that can be tweaked or even scrapped as new information comes to light. We also want to communicate well, keeping our members in the loop about what we've decided and why. We hope the following document will help with that.
UPDATED: 1st September 2020
On May 8, Australia's Prime Minister outlined a national three stage plan for loosening these restrictions. Each state has discretion over how it defines and when it implements each stage. Tasmania is currently in stage three, which limits gatherings to 250 people including kids. This makes meeting in person both possible and feasible, though it will look and feel different as we adopt a range of measures to reduce the risk of transmission. (For more information on restrictions and coronavirus visit: coronavirus.tas.gov.au)
Our gatherings have resumed. We have plans in place to ensure we comply with all CoVid-19 safety precautions.
From term three, our youth group (XYZ) and most growth groups will start meeting in person again, though some will remain on Zoom. Zoom might also come in handy if the members of a group have coughs and colds that mean they can't meet in person, particularly over winter.
Yes - At some point we'll finish the livestream for general viewing and limit it to those unable to attend church for specific reasons, such as poor health.
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