Eastcoast Church COVID Safe operations for Church services
At Eastcoast Church, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment within our building. Eastcoast Church is a registered COVID Safe organisation. We have a COVID safe plan in addition to our existing WHS requirements and operate within the limits of the regulations that have been legislated by the NSW Government. Eastcoast Church has a COVID Safe warden appointed as part of our operations, and we regularly have briefings as a team to remain updated and informed of any changes that occur that affect our operations as an organisation. We understand that there will be some questions regarding our face-to-face services recommencing on Sunday the 14th of November. Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) that may be of help to you.
If you have any more questions that are not covered on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastcoast Church has regular servicing on our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Where possible and safe, outside ventilation will be used in the building as per recommendations from NSW Health.
Cleaning and Sanitisation
Eastcoast Church has contracted commercial cleaning weekly post Sunday services. This includes frequently touched surfaces (FTS). Cleaning of FTS also occurs regularly during the week, including auditorium chairs. Cleaning products that are used are affective against COVID-19.
Proper hand hygiene will be required while in the building. Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the building, and you are encouraged to sanitise your hands regularly.
To maintain a safe worship environment, we kindly ask that if any of the following apply to you, please do not attend the service rather engage with us via our livestream:
If you feel unwell or are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (eg: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell);
If you have COVID-19 or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test;
If you have been in close contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 day
If you have returned from overseas travel or have visited an identified hotspot or exposure location in the past 14 days
No. We are not required to check vaccination certificates. However, everyone who enters the building is required to check-in with the Service NSW App and show confirmation of a successful check-in to our Host Team at the door. If you do not have a device to check-in with the QR code, you will be required to sign in on a handwritten form at the check-in station. Our Host Team will be available to assist you.
Yes. You will need to preregister prior to attending the service. You
can register via the Eastcoast Church website.
Eastcoast Church will be operating under the 1 person per 2 square meter rule. The auditorium seating will be arranged in accordance with this rule. CoastKids rooms will also be adhering to this rule.
Yes. Social distancing needs to be observed where practicable. It is recommended by NSW Health that people should refrain from handshakes, hugs and other close contacts with people that increase risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Yes. Masks are mandatory for all people over 12 years old while
inside. We ask that you bring your own mask to use. If you do forget, we
will have a supply of disposable masks.
No. Currently we are restricted from singing. However, our worship
team will still lead us in praise and worship.