The presence of COVID-19 in our community remains a threat to the health and safety of a broad swathe of people. It is likely that it will remain a threat for some time to come, essentially until a vaccine is available or until COVID-19 has been ‘eliminated’ from Australia.
The NSW Government is seeking to ease COVID-19 restrictions as quickly and as safely as is possible, and while we might wish it to be faster for any number of reasons, we need to be conscious of more than just ourselves. As Christians the concept of sacrifice is not something we are unfamiliar with, and we should be only too willing to embrace sacrifice for the great good, i.e. for the health and safety of the Australian community.
Easing announced 14 June and taking effect immediately
The NSW Government has announced that the limit on the number of persons who can attend a funeral will be relaxed with immediate effect, with the new limit being based solely on the basis of being able to have 4 square metres per person in attendance. On that basis, the Cathedral is able to accommodate up to 100 persons attending a funeral service.
The limits on other celebrations in the Cathedral remain unchanged at this point in time.