We Are COVID Safe

The St Brigid’s Parish Branxton-Greta and St Patrick’s Parish Singleton are committed COVIDSafe Businesses. You can read our COVID-19 Safety Plans and Conditions of Entry under the COVID-19 Updates on the Bulletins Page or a copy is on the noticeboard at each church. Please read these before attending Mass.

NSW ON THE ROAD TO RE-OPENING – 8 November 2021

In response to the faster-than-expected rate of vaccination, the NSW Government will further ease rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many of the roadmap changes scheduled for 1 December to Monday 8 November.
This means that as of Monday 8 November 2021 if you are attending Mass, please note the following:
  1. You are not required to be fully vaccinated to enter church buildings.
  2. You must sign in using the ServiceNSW QR code or by placing your name, contact number, and time of entry on the sheet in the church.
  3. Density limits apply of 2sqm – 160 people maximum in Singleton, 30 in Glendonbrook, and 40 in Broke. 150 people maximum in Branxton and 90 in Greta.
  4. Windows and doors will be open to increase natural ventilation when practicable.
  5. Face masks are still required to be worn in the churches.
  6. Please maintain 1.5m physical distance from those you don’t live with.
  7. Singing by the congregation is not permitted. Up to 10 vaccinated choir members can sing.
  8. If you are unwell, please stay home and get tested.
At this stage it will not be necessary to register to attend Mass, however, if numbers are reaching the limited capacity we may need to request registration.
Funerals and Weddings
Separate rules apply for attendance at weddings and funerals. All those attending MUST be fully vaccinated. Funerals will not be open to parishioners unless they are invited by the family due to the restriction on numbers.
 
Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newcastle on their YouTube channel

Please continue to stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have been a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and have a COVID test so we can keep all our Parishioners safe and well.