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Coronavirus (COVID 19) - Update

The Synod of SA is adapting and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We continue to support our communities, congregations and presbyteries across the state, and this remains our highest priority, while adhering to the latest Government advice.

As we have updates to this topic, they will be detailed on this page.

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On Tuesday, 12th April, 2022 the South Australian government announced further easing of some COVID-19 restrictions which take effect on Good Friday, 15th April, 2022. The restrictions that relate to churches are as follows:

  • Mask requirements* in all indoor public places (including churches) have been removed – but strongly recommended in crowded spaces. An individual's choice to wear a mask should be supported for those who wish to maintain this practice
  • QR codes and contract tracing records are no longer required.

*Mask wearing will still be required in high risk health settings which include hospitals, residential aged care, disability services and correctional services.

A reminder that the following restrictions were also previously eased:

  • Hospitality (no restrictions apply, good infection controls expected)
  • Density (no limitations apply)
  • Physical Distancing (no restrictions apply, strongly recommended where possible)
  • Singing, Dancing and Music (no restrictions apply).

Pending further information, the following requirements continue to apply to church activities until further notice:

  • COVID Safe Plans
  • COVID Marshal(s)
  • Hand sanitising andfrequent cleaning.

The Leaders of Christian Churches SA (LoCCSA) are also working on recommendations for the following church specific activities and therefore current arrangements should remain in place until further notice:

  • Communion
  • Baptism

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you would like further assistance, please contact your presbytery or:

Sue Page: Turn on Javascript! or phone (08) 8236 4217 or 0430 666 959

Philip Gardner Turn on Javascript! or phone (08) 8236 4268 or 0409 077 076.


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For all enquiries about Coronavirus, please contact:

  • Rev Sue Page - Associate General Secretary
    8236 4217 Turn on Javascript!
  • Rev Phil Gardner - Executive Officer, Placements and Safe Church
    8236 4268 Turn on Javascript!

Please note that we may experience a heightened number of enquiries. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Please email us in the first instance, leave a message with your name and phone number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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