COVID Safe Marshal Update

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The South Australian government has declared that from this Friday, August 21st, 2020 that all churches will need to appoint a COVID Marshal.

A COVID Marshal is required to promote and take practical steps ensuring that infection control practices e.g. frequent hand-washing, are followed by people involved in operations (patrons, employees and contractors).

The Marshal will also promote and take practical steps to ensure people participating in operations are complying with density requirements and physical distancing principles and are adhering to relevant plans e.g. COVID Safe Plan and/or COVID Management Plan. Alternatively you may have specific policies in relation to the prevention of Coronavirus and it is the COVID Marshal that will need to ensure that they are being effectively implemented and monitored.

What this means for churches is that for worship services and related food/hospitality service, there must be a COVID Marshal present and easily identifiable.

To assist with identification purposes, a COVID Safe Marshal badge template has been designed which congregations can print out. Congregations may wish to use the badge or they may wish to create their own, or alternatively have no badge at all. Use of the badge is not compulsory it is designed to assist you if you would like to use it. If you would like to be sent the template, please email

COVID Marshal training is available via this website link:

Frequently asked questions about COVID Marshals can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please contact your Presbytery or Associate General Secretary, Rev Sue Page or phone 8236 4217.

Read the full letter from the General Secretary Rev Felicity Amery here:

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