Church services, weddings and funerals
Attendees at weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies — as well as at places of worship — should keep 1.5 metres from one another. There should be no more than 1 person per 2 square metres.
Organisers of ceremonies and religious services must collect attendees’ contact details for contact tracing, if necessary.
Weddings and funerals are capped at 150 people, regardless of the venue — such as a hotel or other entertainment premises. The wedding couple are permitted one dance at licensed venues.
All places of worship and faith-based ceremonies — except weddings and funerals — must have a COVID marshal. Venues that have a capacity of more than 200 people must have a dedicated COVID marshal. Venues with less than 200 people can have regular staff members who are also trained as COVID marshals.
For more information, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/covid-marshals.
For more information on restrictions in South Australia, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au. South Australians can also contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, 9am to 5pm daily.
Protecting yourself and others from the COVID-19
COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.
Covid-19 can cause symptoms similar to the flu, including fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath.
Most people who are infected experience mild to moderate symptoms from which they fully recover. However, some people develop more serious illness with pneumonia and other complications. People at increased risk of serious illness include the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart and lung disease) or a weakened immune system.
To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:
- cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
- covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
- avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
- staying home if you are unwell.
If you have arrived from overseas from 12 am on 16 March you need to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you have been in close contact with someone who already has COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine.
Here are two posters, one in relation to the symptoms of coronavirus and one in relation to handwashing. Please display these posters in prominent locations throughout your parish.
Developed with the help of the Diocese of Southern Queensland and the Church of England