HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Firstly the exciting news is that we are back meeting together each Sunday at 10 AM with our Kids Church programme also having resumed. We will continue to comply with the Workplace Tasmania COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please read below as to the steps that we have been and will continue to take.
As this advice changes, we will reflect these changes in our policies and in this Notice. An up to date copy of this notice will be maintained at https://www.legana.org/policies/response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/.
We are doing all that we can to ensure that our facilities are maintained at the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene and have automatic (non-contact) hand-sanitizers which have been made accessible at each major entry point of our buildings.
We will continue to live stream also at the moment. This may be viewed at https://www.legana.org/webcast, or on Youtube https://www.Youtube.com/LeganaCC, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeganaCC.
We are partaking in Communion using individual pre-filled communion packs that we have sourced interstate, thus we are working within the current guidelines and keeping everyone safe. You are invited to collect your individual pre-packaged serving as you enter the building.
We have been and will continue to wipe door handles regularly with anti-bacterial wipes.
What we ask of you is that:
- If you or your child are feeling unwell in particular if you have cold or flu like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat etc.), please do not attend any activity or gathering. Please stay home and rest, seek medical attention.
- If you have travelled from overseas, please isolate as per the Government’s guidelines.
- If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you should have already received medical attention and been instructed to be in home isolation.
- If you have a COVID-19 test result pending, please stay at home and isolate.
- We ask that you please practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands with either soap or hand-sanitizer.
- If you cough or sneeze, please turn so that you are not facing anyone and do so into tissue which you then promptly dispose of in a safe manner. or into your elbow.
- Please restrict hand to hand contact at gatherings and use sensible precautions when in closer proximity to others. We don’t recommend that you don’t handshake or hug during this season as per COVID guidelines.
- Parents, if your children are unwell, please keep them home. Any child who falls ill (fever, cough, runny nose) during a program will be required to be collected promptly.
We must all take the Coronavirus pandemic seriously. It’s important that we must all do what we can to slow it’s spread as well as minimising the risks to ourselves whilst at the same time ministering to those in need.
We can do this in a number of ways that include praying:
- for those who are infected with the virus
- that the virus will be slowed and its reach reduced
- that an effective vaccine will soon be developed and made available
- for the safety and strength of health workers
- for wisdom for our nation’s and state’s leaders
- for the livelihoods of many whose jobs and businesses are being effected
Other ways we can care for people include staying connected via phone and social media.
In the case of this who fall sick, helping with grocery shopping may be of great practical help, but please take care not to put yourself at risk if you do this. We recommend leaving the groceries near the front door and ensuring that direct contact does not take place.