COVID19 – Safe Return to Church Framework

Stage 1

The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the NSW State Government allows for places of worship to have gatherings of no more than 10 people in total on site (this includes the Incumbent/Locum and Church Official). Gatherings can be for Church Services (including communion) and study/growth groups. We are currently in Stage 1 of the reopening phase and direction from the Bishop may change at any time in response to managing COVID-19.

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet No.1: Service Registrations and Record Management
Fact Sheet No.2: Preparing the Church Building
Fact Sheet No.3: Cleaning
Fact Sheet No.4: Incident Response
Fact Sheet No.5: Liturgical and Music Practices


This Re-opening Application must be completed by the Incumbent (or Locum) and a Churchwarden.  The completed form is to be returned to  If you have any queries, please phone our Risk Officer Heidi Randle on 4926 3733. For urgent reporting of COVID-19 matters, please phone Linda Wilson on 0410 457 621 immediately.

Re-opening Application Form

Incident Notification Form


Conditions of Entry sign
Registered Occasion of Worship sign – option 1
Registered Occasion of Worship – option 2

COVID-19 – Keep your distance
COVID-19 – simple steps to stop the spread
COVID-19 – simple steps to stop the spread

Additional Resources

Booking and Attendance Record Sheet
Attendance Record Sheet
Procedure – Creating an event in Eventbrite