Guidelines for All Parishes - 18 November 2021

Worship from now until further notice:

As of midnight Thursday 18 November the following comes into effect:

“Fully vaccinated” now refers to 12years old and over.

Services for those fully vaccinated:

  • No density limits or number cap inside
  • Masks do not have to be worn inside

Services for those whose vaccination status is undeclared or unknown:

  • Density limit of 4sqm up to a maximum of 50 people
  • Masks have to be worn

All current QR Code / check-in arrangements must be maintained.

Morning Teas

We ask parishes to consider morning teas maintaining the highest practical covid-safe standards, preferably with single serve items on individual plates and tea and coffee being made by one/two individuals who serve others.

We also encourage individuals to maintain safe social-distancing during morning teas and the over-crowding of parish halls to be avoided.

Common Cup

At this stage the Bishop does not recommend recommencing sharing the common cup.

Op Shops

Should have a covid-safe plan (the same they were using under during the last period of operation)

There should be a covid check-in marshall (this can be the same person manning the Op Shop).

Masks must be worn by patrons and volunteers.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.


Enquiries to:

The Registrar
Peter Jarvis
Mon, Tue & Thurs at the Bishop’s Registry (5331 1183)
Wed at home (4343 1405)
Email -

The Safe Church Officer
The Rev’d Glen Wesley
Mon-Wed at the Bishop’s Registry (5331 1183)
or 0429 146 566
Email -

General Synod Advice re Streaming & Copyright

CCLI live streaming licence

Each church that intends to conduct live streaming must have its own individual CCLI Church Copyright live streaming licence. This licence allows you to stream or podcast your live-recorded worship service music on your church’s website or other streaming services. Group licences are currently not available. Further details see

APBA copyright

Copyright for the use of material from A Prayer Book for Australia should be acknowledged during live streaming and a graphic added to end of any published videos.

Use of music during live streaming services

Those who are using contemporary songs will need to purchase a licence via CCLI as noted above. Those who are using traditional hymns played live rather than recordings should not require permission if the music is in the public domain, which much of it is.

Choral music will need to be in the public domain otherwise a license will be required. Parishes should seek the advice of their person who usually coordinates music in their parish in this regard.

Use of video during live streaming services

Showing film scenes, videos or clips will require specific licencing to prevent against any breaches of copyright.


Privacy law should also be considered in the case of live streaming. Ensuring that you have the permission of those who may appear in your live stream will minimise the risk of a privacy breach.