Lockdown 6.0 – Diocesan details

Update 05.08.2021

Here are the details from our Diocese relating to Victorian lockdown 6 from 8pm Thurday 5th of August to 8pm Thurday 12th of August.

Dear brothers and sisters

From 8pm tonight (Thursdau 8th of August 2021), Victoria returns to lockdown, at least for the next seven days, with the same restrictions as in the past two lockdowns.

All face-to-face meetings, groups and services are prohibited.

Five people can livestream or video a service, and you can travel more than 5km to do so.

Funerals are limited to ten mourners, plus those leading the service.

No weddings can occur, other than for end of life or deportation emergencies.

Masks must be worn, other than the one person leading a funeral or speaking/singing
to camera.

Church offices cannot be used as workplaces, other than by clergy who live
directly onsite.

Visits to aged care facilities and hospitals are not generally allowed
other than for end of life.

Care visits are allowed, including beyond 5km, which could include pastoral visits where essential.

Essential food provisions must be takeaway or delivery only.

Op shops must be closed.

QR codes must be used by anyone attending to broadcast a service or for a funeral.

The website for the diocesan COVID pages is here.

Grace and peace in Christ Jesus

Archbishop Philip Freier