Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

On Thursday 3 September 2020, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB released his latest Pastoral Letter on temporary changes to be implemented in the Archdiocese of Perth in relation to COVID-19 and Phase 4 of the WA Government's Roadmap on easing restrictions. The Archdiocese of Perth continues to work closely with the State and Federal governments on this matter, and updates will continue to be released and posted on this website and on the Archdiocesan website.

​Click here to read the Archbishop's Pastoral Letter for Thursday 3 September 2020.

Click here for the latest Archdiocesan COVID-19 statements and resources.

Key updates from the above Pastoral Letter and Government directives which have been implemented in our Parish include:

  • Mass celebrations have no limit on persons present, but the 1.5m / 2sqm social distancing rule still applies, which means for our church we need to limit the number of persons present to approximately 100 per Mass, not including those assisting with the celebration.

  • Records of those attending Mass are no longer required.

  • 1.5m social distancing still applies, so alternate seating in the church remains. Hand sanitisers are available at entrances, cleaning of the church after each Mass continues, and not attending if you are unwell, travelled from interstate or overseas within 14 days, or if you have been exposed recently to COVID-19. The same hygiene practices implemented in the celebration of Masses before the suspension will still be in place.

  • Baptisms continue to be celebrated, with one family per celebration and with the above safety measures.

  • Weddings continue to be celebrated with the above safety measures.

  • Funerals continue to be celebrated with the above safety measures.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation has always been available by request. It is also available before each weekend Mass.

  • First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation celebrations have recommenced.

  • Regular Holy Communion to the housebound visits will recommence if requested. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion / Viaticum is also available upon request, including nursing homes, hospitals, and aged care facilities (see Pastoral Letter). These will be celebrated in accord with the guidelines from the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee (AHPPC).

Government Links:

  • Measures that the Western Australian government have put in place to reduce the spread of Coronavirus can be accessed here.

  • Public Health Advice from the Western Australian Department of Health is available here.

  • The WA COVID-19 Roadmap with it's four phases is available here.

  • The CovidSafe App which we are encouraged to download and use is available here.

  • Australian Government’s Department of Health Advice is available by clicking here.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources are available by clicking here.

  • Coronavirus updates in different languages can be accessed here.

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PO Box 156, Scarborough WA 6922

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