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Further updates regarding the COVID-19 roadmap for NSW and a number of eased restrictions came into effect on Wednesday 15 December 2021.   

These freedoms are permitted for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated across NSW.  

  • Density limits no longer apply; 

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required, except within certain industries and airports;  

  • Face masks are no longer mandatory in many indoor areas, except at a public transport waiting area, on public transport, airports and hospitality workers who are not fully vaccinated;  

  • Singing is permitted.  


How do these new freedoms apply to Places of Public Worship and Religious Gatherings?  

  • All restrictions on singing at a Place of Public Worship and Religious Gathering have been eased. Congregational singing is allowed in both indoor and outdoor settings.  

  • Density limits have been removed. Places of Public Worship and Religious Gatherings are no longer required to apply the one person per 2sqm rule.  

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

  • Service NSW QR Check In continues to be mandatory at a Place of Public Worship and Religious Gathering. 

  • Weddings and Funerals can take place with singing and dancing permitted. The Service NSW QR Check In is not required except for funerals, memorial services or gatherings afterwards.  

  • Children and Youth: There is nothing to prevent unvaccinated leaders from participating in youth and children’s ministry under the Public Health Orders.

A full update of these eased restrictions can be found on the NSW Government website here and the latest Public Health Order can be found here

Despite natural excitement over these eased restrictions, we have been reminded over recent days that COVID-19 continues to circulate. We thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation during this season and we pray that you are reminded of the birth of our Saviour Jesus this Christmas and the hope and joy that he brings! 

Blackheath Baptist Church,

December 15, 2021

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