Responding to Stage 4 Restrictions

Published on August 6, 2020

NewHope has implemented changes to ensure we are aligned with the Stage 4 Restrictions that came in this week.

SUMMARY OF GOVERNMENT ADVICE TO PLACES OF WORSHIP for Restricted Operations:

Places of Worship are CLOSED for SERVICES.

WEDDINGS are not allowed during the next 6 weeks unless for compassionate reasons.

FUNERALS are allowed but only for 10 people.

EXEMPTIONS:
Places of worship can operate for the broadcast of religious ceremonies with a maximum of five people on site.
Places of worship can operate or other community facilities for community purposes (e.g. Foodbank, soup kitchens)’

ABOUT OUR OPERATIONS

The MIDDLE GROUND CAFE can continue operating a takeaway / delivery service. You can order online.

The CHURCH OFFICE is able to be contacted as usual on Tel: (03) 9890 7999. The office is physically closed with all church administrative work being done by staff working from home.

NEWHOPE COMMUNITY CARE: Continues to lead our community response by providing food for people in need. If you need help, make contact with us here.

NEWHOPE BAPTIST PRESCHOOL: The Preschool continues to operate in accordance with Government Guidelines.

NEWHOPE MEDICAL: Continues to operate a telehealth model.  Call the NewHope Medical reception to make a booking, Tel: (03) 9066 1145.

BLACKBURN NEWHOPE FOOTBALL CLUB: The Football season has been suspended for 2020.

We are undertaking restricted operations inline with COVID Safe Plans, including safety practices such as: social spacing, hygiene, surface cleaning, wearing masks, and limitation of numbers continue. You can read our COVID Safe Plan here.

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