Coronavirus Update on large gatherings
Statement from Archbishop Davies regarding the Prime Minister's announcement on Coronavirus.
We accept the Commonwealth Government's health advice that gatherings above 500 people should be restricted from next week.
We are in contact with the NSW Health Department and will pass on their advice to ministers of churches where decisions will be made locally.
We expect smaller gatherings to go ahead with the safeguards already advised, including precautions relating to personal contact, holy communion and food service.
I call on Christians to continue to trust in God's goodness and mercy, to pray that the global spread of this disease may slow, and to show Christ's love to those affected.
13 March, 2020