Covid Safe


  1. NO Congregational singing a cantor or a small choir may sing, provided that they are socially distanced.

  2. Masks must to be worn by all who are present in the church as has been our experience in the past. Priests or deacons who are presiding may remove their mask whilst engaging in presidential prayers.

  3. Social gatherings after Mass should be limited to avoid mingling, so as to be careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.

  4. Physical distancing rules have not changed and it means we need to stay 1.5 meters away from people we don't live with.

Current Church Limits

Maximum capacity for religious services including Weddings and Funerals (based on one stay 1.5 meters distancing from people we do not stay with):

  • OLGC– 240

  • St Martin’s - 180

  • St Anthony’s - 120

Please note the following requirements;

  • You will be required to sign in (with contact details in case contact tracing needs to be carried out) this can be done via the QR code , using NSW Services QR Code and App on your Apple or Android phone, or write your details on list provided, when you attend church for any Mass, religious service or prayer.

  • Families or people from the same household must sit together.

  • You will no longer be required to make a booking with the Parish Office.

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

  • Please maintain social distancing of 2sq meters.

  • Please do not attend Mass if you are feeling unwell or are waiting for Covid-19 test results.

  • You are not required to wear a mask, please remain vigilant.


The NSW Government has eased COVID restrictions, effective Monday 29 March. This has implications for our churches and liturgies, especially for Holy Week:

In respect to the numbers of people able to be welcomed, Churches remain subject to the 2 square metre principle. The number of people able to join us therefore cannot be according to seating capacity, but to the number that the 2 square metre principle allows. Remember that this calculation is based on the total size of the building, not just the space of pews.

The Archbishop of Sydney is seeking an exemption to this ruling to allow 100 per cent capacity for all Catholic Churches in NSW for the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion on Good Friday afternoon. We will relay the outcome of this with you as soon as we have news.

Congregational singing is now allowed in churches.

We pray that the unfolding situation in QLD will swiftly be contained. It is a timely reminder to remain vigilant in the COVID Safe practices and to adhere to any changes to restrictions as they may present.