Coronavirus Updates

AUGUST 2020

Recently the South Australian Government has increased some restrictions. For example, gatherings in residential premises now have a limit of 10 people. For more please see: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Churches have not received new specific advice, other than the reduction of limits on funerals and weddings to 100 max.  

At St Jude’s since returning to in person worship we have always had our pews and chairs arranged with a huge amount of space per person, well over 4 square metres each and far more than the mandated 2 square metres.

It continues to be our intention to not only fulfil the law but always err on the side of safety. Included below is the safety checklist that is followed and read at every service, as well as the COVID Safe officers who are helping us meet our COVID Safe obligations.

We aim for excellence and ask you to help us meet obligations by not coming to church if you are unwell or should be isolating, by registering for services, and by giving everyone on our site the 1.5 meters distance they need to be COVID Safe. Below are some of our regular safety requirements.

IN PERSON SERVICES HAVE RESUMED! Please click here to register for a service.

You may be aware of some of the cleaning, distance, compliance, safety, and space-use constraints we will need to work within to have face to face worship. However, we believe that we can do this together with an appropriate level of safety, from July 2020.

Please click here to register for a service.

  • Friday 10am from 3rd of July 2020 in the main church
  • Sunday 8am from 5th of July 2020 in the main church
  • Sunday 9.30am from5th of July 2020 in the main church

Office

From July the office will be open for at the usual times, and return to face to face as well as online and telephone support from Rosey. We ask that anyone who has a cold or flu like symptoms, or who should be self-isolating not come on site but access office services via telephone etc.

Online from July 2020

We recognise that some friends have been able to join with us more fulsomely since we moved online, and we do not want to leave these people in the lurch.

We also understand that some people will not be able to come to church on medical advice, or may be hesitant to return in the first weeks. Additionally, the church site will be off limits for anyone with a cold or who ought to be in isolation, so this will mean there are weeks when anyone of us cannot be at church. To support all these realities, we will continue to offer a service every week online too!

More details to follow. Thank you all for your faithfulness and solidarity. God bless you St Jude’s and see you soon

Please keep in your prayers:

Those who are feeling anxious and vulnerable across the world. Those who are sick, and their loved ones. Those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. Those who are working in the medical field. Those who are impacted greatly by COVID-19, especially the poor and marginalised. Please pray that Australia will find strength in a compassionate national discourse, at a time of heightened worry and need.

This page contains church- focused, rather than broad health advice. For the latest local health advice please see SA Heath’s excellent resources, and for a broader global picture the World Health Organisation.