- As of 11.59pm on Friday, April 22, masks are no longer required in primary schools, early childhood settings, retail, and public events such as worship. However, masks are still required when visiting hospitals, medical or care facilities, on public transport, in taxis or rideshare vehicles, and in airports. People who have tested positive, or who are awaiting a test result, are still required to wear masks when outside the home.
- QR Code check-ins at venues are no longer required. Venues are no longer required to keep attendance records in any format.
- All venues and workplaces, including churches, must continue to maintain a COVID-safe plan.
- Vaccination status requirements still exist for paid and unpaid workers (including religious workers) to attend any workplace outside the home.
- Patrons are no longer required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
- Close contacts no longer have to quarantine for seven days, provided they wear a mask indoors and avoid high-risk settings. They must also return at least five negative rapid antigen tests over seven days.
- A full list of current Victorian restrictions and guidance is available in the VIC FAQ document below.
- From 12:01am Monday May 2, 2022 close contacts of COVID cases in Tasmania will no longer need to quarantine for seven days, but will still be required to follow a range of public health measures.
- COVID-safe plans are still required to be maintained by all venues, including churches.
- Check in TAS is no longer required at churches or community halls. Check in TAS app is only required to be used specified venues including pubs, clubs, night clubs, licensed or permit premises, gaming and gambling locations.
- Face masks are no longer required for retail customers or customers at seated cafes or restaurants, but staff are still required to wear masks. Face masks are no longer required in offices, but businesses should refer to their COVID-safe plans.
- Seated religious gatherings, including weddings and funerals held in places of worship may have up to 250 people in attendance, with no density quotients. In unseated areas a density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm applies.
- Positive Rapid Antigen Tests must now be registered with the Health Department as soon as possible in order to be able to access support services.
- A full list of current Tasmanian restrictions and guidance is available in the TAS FAQ document below.
Please note that the CHURCH FACILITIES RE-OPENING CHECKLIST and the RECOVERY ACTION PLAN CHECKLIST (below) have been updated to reflect the recent changes to Covid restrictions in Victoria and Tasmania. Congregations which have been relying on these checklists to remain Covid-safe should download the latest versions.
|VICTORIA FAQ's April 28||28-04-2022||DownloadPreview|
|TAS FAQ's April 28||28-04-2022||DownloadPreview|
|WORKER VACCINATION STATUS RECORD - CONGREGATIONS||21-02-2022||Download|
|COVID CLEANING GUIDE||02-12-2021||DownloadPreview|
|CHURCH FACILITIES REOPENING CHECKLIST||10-03-2022||Download|
|Poster-A4-Facemasks must be worn||31-05-2021||DownloadPreview|
|RECOVERY ACTION PLAN CHECKLIST V6||10-03-2022||Download|
|Victorian Volunteers factsheet - UPDATED - 20200811||13-08-2020||Download|
|VISITOR CONTACTS LOG||01-07-2020||Download|
|WASH YOUR HANDS POSTER||22-06-2020||DownloadPreview|
|HOW TO USE A MASK POSTER||22-06-2020||DownloadPreview|
|COVER YOUR COUGH POSTER||22-06-2020||DownloadPreview|
|STAY AT HOME POSTER||17-06-2020||DownloadPreview|
|SAFE AT CHURCH POSTER||23-06-2020||DownloadPreview|
|CHURCH CAPACITY POSTER||23-06-2020||DownloadPreview|