Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Melbourne Inclusive Church is aware that there are many concerns about the Coronavirus. We too have the highest concern for our members and our community. Here is how we are responding for the health and wellbeing of our community.
We are currently monitoring the advice from governments and health care agencies and will be carefully and proactively implementing prevention measures now and as things progress.
Regular Sunday services have now resumed while maintaining all requirements related to the number of people allowed to congregate and all health and hygiene requirements.
What measures are being taken
We will be following all health and hygiene recommendations while we continue to monitor updates. At minimum we will be doing to following:
We will hold off on greeting with a handshake or hug and instead use a simple foot tap and a smile as a way of saying hello.
Coffee will be available in disposable cups utilising coffee satchels. Only individually wrapped foods are allowed in the building and no food will be prepared or served for the current time being.
Communion will be available in individually wrapped containers that can be accessed in the original product packaging.
We will be sanitising common areas, equipment, and toilet facilities.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at minimum 20 seconds. Use hand sanitiser as you enter and leave the church and any other public activities.
Avoid touching your face and again avoid physical contact with others.
Use the crook of your arm or inner elbow if you need to sneeze or cough to prevent germs from spreading.
If you are ill or have a cold or flu symptoms, please do not attend services but rather contact a healthcare professional for advice.
If you have recently returned from overseas, please check the current restrictions and follow any quarantine procedures.
How can we help one another?
Look after one another and pray for our community to remain healthy. Stay in contact with those who may be feeling unwell. Check-in.
Trust in Jesus and have confidence that like other pandemics this will pass. Assure others and offer help and hope for those who may experience anxiety or uncertainty at this time.
Pray for the government to take appropriate steps to protect our country.
Stay up to date on the latest news and instructions: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert#current-status