Diocesan Covid Protocols – Effective Friday 25th February 2022

Diocesan Covid-19 Protocols

The following guide outlines protocols for managing the safety of Diocese and church patrons. Effective Friday 25th February 2022.

  1. If you are unwell, stay  home.
  2. Singing – Permitted.
  3. Maximum Attendance – No capacity limits. Social distancing is encouraged.
  4. Hygiene Practices
    1. Face Masks are optional and encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
    2. Sanitisation of hands before entering the church, hall, prayer room, is recommended.
    3. Priests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to wear masks while distributing Holy Communion.
    4. Priests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to purify hands with sanitiser before and after distributing Holy Communion.
  5. Eucharist
    1. Holy Communion may be received in the hand or on the tongue.
    2. Sacred Host to be offered only, not the Precious Blood.
    3. Touching at the sign of peace is permitted at the congregant’s discretion.
    4. Offertory processions are permitted.
    5. Collection plates are permitted.
  6. Baptisms
    1. Priests and Deacons to wear masks during the Baptism.
    2. We continue to apply Holy Oils with a cotton bud.

Covid Protocols- 25 February 2022