LSCC / CORONAVIRUS / FAQ

LAST UPDATED: 27 FEB 2022

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With the lifting of restrictions, there is no longer a need to register or provide proof of vaccination.

The situation may continue to change so please look out for our update letter. Because of the pace of the changes, we are not able to update the FAQ and so some of the questions below may not be relevant. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email: info@lscc.org.au


REGISTRATION

When will the Church reopen?

After a prolonged period of lockdown in Melbourne, we thank God that we can welcome you back to worship with us in person.

We have seen our church slowly reopen in accordance with the latest government directives.

You may have some questions, which we hope will be answered below. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email: info@lscc.org.au

How many people can attend?

As of 15/12/2021, the restrictions on numbers/density has been lifted completely.

How do I register for the service?

There is no longer a requirement to register on Eventbrite.
Register Here

 


WHO SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT ATTEND

Can I attend the service? Who should not attend the service?

Please do NOT attend if you or anyone in your household are unwell (with a fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, or any symptoms of COVID-19) or have been a close contact and required to isolate, or are awaiting results from being tested for COVID-19, or if you have recently returned in the last 14 days from travelling (overseas or interstate), as per government regulations. Please stay at home and join us on our livestream.

In line with government recommendations, those who fall within moderate to high risk groups are advised to exercise own judgement to avoid large gatherings. If you are intending to carpool, please be aware of DHHS restrictions to carpooling if not from same household.

Proof of vaccination is no longer mandatory or required. There is no need to check-in using the Service Victoria QR code system.

For more information, please refer to:

Do I need to be fully vaccinated in order to attend?

Proof of vaccination is no longer mandatory or required.

There is no need to check-in using the Service Victoria QR code system.

I have recently tested negative but am still showing flu-like symptoms. Can I attend the service?
For the general well-being of the public, we recommend that you stay at home until you have fully recovered.
In the event of a known case during a week I attended, what will the process be? Will I be notified?
If there is a COVID-19 case detected in someone who has attended the service, please ensure you have given us your contact details to enable us to notify you when we have been informed.

 


WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT CHURCH

What time should I arrive for the church service?

There is no need to check-in using the Service Victoria QR code system.

What is the process of entering and exiting the church?

There is no need to check-in using the Service Victoria QR code system. Proof of vaccination is not longer required.


Will there be social distancing requirements inside the church?

Please attempt to adhere to the 1.5m social distancing recommended by the government where possible.

However, density quotients are not longer applicable and practically the chapel is not large enough to allow 1.5m distancing at all times. Hence, the wearing of face masks continues to be strongly recommended and encouraged in church as we are unable to physically distance sufficiently inside the chapel and as we consider the interests of our church community especially the more vulnerable members of our congregation.

Will I need to wear a face mask in church?

The wearing of face masks continues to be strongly recommended and encouraged in church as we are unable to physically distance sufficiently inside the chapel and as we consider the interests of our church community especially the more vulnerable members of our congregation.

  • You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
  • Mask wearing continues to be strongly recommended and encouraged in church as we are unable to physically distance sufficiently inside the chapel and as we consider the interests of our church community especially the more vulnerable members of our congregation

  • Group singing is safest when wearing a face mask when singing indoors

If you don’t have a mask, please inform a member of the welcome team and they will be able to further assist.

Will singing be allowed in church?

The directive from the Victorian health authorities about singing states:

  • Singing is permitted
  • Group singing is safest with increased physical distancing, shorter performances, wearing a face mask when singing indoors, singing softly.

If you don’t have a mask, please inform a member of the welcome team and they will be able to further assist.

Will hand sanitisers be provided at church?

Multiples stations will be equipped with bottles of hand sanitiser. We encourage all attendees to use the hand sanitiser upon entry into the church premises.

Will there be communion?

Communion will be held only on a fortnightly basis and to reduce risk of contact transmission, we will be providing single-use communion elements.


Will there be an opportunity for offering? How can I give?

There will be an option to give physically in church (the process will be announced during the the service) but we encourage you to continue to give electronically through the electronic banking details available in our weekly bulletin, the Friend.

Will there be Sunday School for my children?

Sunday school has returned to face-to-face

Will the Live Streaming still be available?

Yes, we plan to continue live-streaming the service for the foreseeable future (which you can join via lscc.org.au/live or our  YouTube channel) as there may be some of us who are exploring church, overseas or not able to physically meet due to health safety and other appropriate personal reasons.