MASDAC COVID-19 Update

Update 23/03/21 Updated COVIDsafe settings: FURTHER RELAX COVIDSAFE SETTINGS

From 6pm on Friday 26 March, Victoria will further relax its COVIDSafe settings, including allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask wearing and an increase in the number of people allowed in live music venues and other settings. 

Source:
Statement from acting Premier (Hyperlink attached statement)

Religious ceremonies and gatherings

  • Density of 1 per 2sqm applies
  • Venues must use electronic record keeping through the Services Vic app or a government API-linked digital system (venues will have a 28day compliance amnesty)
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremonies can occur at the same time
  • All faith organisations must have a COVIDSafe Plan

Gatherings

  • In homes: up to 100 people
  • Outdoors: up to 200 people

Weddings

  • No attendee caps indoors or outdoors
  • Record keeping required

Funerals

  • No attendee caps indoors or outdoors
  • Record keeping required

Work

  • On-site work will no longer be capped.
  • All workplaces with onsite workers require a COVIDSafe Plan

Masks

  • Masks will no longer need to be worn in retail settings
  • Wearing a face mask when singing indoors is highly recommended
  • Victorians will still be required to carry their masks and wear them if physical distancing is not possible

Statement from the Premier

 

Update Feb 26, 2021: COVIDSAFE SETTINGS – FROM 11:59PM FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2021

  Social gathering:
  • Leave home: No restriction on reasons to leave home but stay safe.
  • Public gatherings: Up to 100 people can gather in public from any number of households, infants under 12 months are not included in the cap.
  • Visitors to the home: Up to 30 visitors can visit a home in a day (infants under 12 months are not counted in the cap). Visitors may be from any number of households and may visit either together or separately. Front and backyards are considered part of the home.
 Face masks:
  • Face masks: Must be carried at all times. Mandatory when inside retail stores where the indoor space is 2,000 square metres or more such as shopping centres, retail stores inside shopping centres, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets, when travelling on public transport or when travelling in a commercial passenger vehicle or tour vehicle, when visiting a hospital, when visiting or working in a care facility (unless a lawful exemption applies). A person who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 must wear a face covering.
  • Any person diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19, or who is a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19, must wear a face covering if leaving home/accommodation for a permitted reason, such as medical care.
 Work:
  • Workers may attend onsite as required. On-site office work capped at no more than 75 per cent of a workforce on-site (both public and private sectors).
  • All workplaces with onsite workers require a COVIDSafe Plan.
 Ceremonies and special occasions:
  • Weddings: No maximum attendee caps indoors or outdoors. Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2 sqm applies when using electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record (ie. paper-based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. For weddings held at a private residence, the private gathering limit of 30 people applies.
  • Funerals: No maximum attendee caps indoors or outdoors. Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2 sqm applies when using electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record (ie. paper-based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. For funerals held at a private residence, the private gathering limit of 30 people applies.
  • Ceremonies and religious gatherings: Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2sqm applies. Venues using the density quotient of 1 per 2sqm must use electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record keeping (ie. paper- based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies can occur at the same time.
 Resources: Statement from the Premier

What should I do?

  • Feel free to contact either of our Pastors for more information via email or phone

Terrance Sim Josh Wood
0499 772 330 0407 094 371
terrancesim@adventist.org.au joshwood@adventist.org.au