COVID-19 Updates

Changes to Restrictions - Liturgical Service Attendance

Victoria returns to COVIDSafe settings from 11:59pm on Friday 26 February 2021. Bookings are only needed for Sunday English Liturgies.

  • Religious gatherings can be held indoors or outdoors. There are no group limits. Venues must apply the two square metre rule to ensure people have enough room to maintain 1.5 metres distance between them. The two square metre rule can be used only if electronic record keeping is used, otherwise, the four square metre rule applies. The square metre rule doesn’t include babies under 12 months of age.

  • Funerals can be held indoors or outdoors. The venue must apply the two square metre rule to ensure people have enough room to maintain 1.5 metres distance between them. There are no group limits. The square metre rule doesn’t include babies under 12 months of age. The two square metre rule can be used only if electronic record keeping is used. Otherwise, the four square metre rule applies.

  • Weddings can be held indoors or outdoors. The venue must apply the two square metre rule to ensure people have enough room to maintain 1.5 metres distance between them. There are no group limits. The square metre rule includes the couple, the celebrant, and photographer, but not other workers such as catering staff or babies under 12 months. The two square metre rule can be used only if electronic record keeping is used. Otherwise, the four square metre rule applies.

  • It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask when at a private gathering or when you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people.

  • If you are planning to leave your home – take a face mask. 

  • You can have up to 30 visitors to your home per day, meaning the household members plus 30 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age). 

  • For weddings, funerals and religious gatherings, if a service is conducted in a private home, the private gathering limit applies (30 visitors). You should not attend a wedding, funeral or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell. Stay home and get tested.

Church Capacity Numbers

Arabic Church

110 people

Lion's Den

30 people

English Church

50 people

Basement

20 people

Hall

60 people

Baptismal Room

10 people

Email:

contact@stmarkscocmelb.com​

Phone:

03 9052 5232

Church Address:

40 - 42 Gilbert Rd

Preston, VIC 3072

Mail to:

PO Box 53

Preston, VIC 3072

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Our Parish & Community acknowledges Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.

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