• Should I go to Mass if I am unwell?
  • You should not attend Mass in person under any circumstances if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Symptoms include a fever,  a cough, a sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
  • If you have symptoms, get tested at a COVID-19 clinic before going to Mass and do not attend Mass again until you have received your test results that show you tested negative for the virus.
  • NSW Health has confirmed there has been a case of COVID-19 at my parish church. What should I do?
  • NSW Health will advise when the person/s who have tested positive for COVID-19 attended the church.
  • If you attended the church at the times/s confirmed by NSW Health, you must self isolate for 14 days from the time you attended the church and undertake a COVID-19 test regardless of any symptoms. You must continue to self-isolate for 14 days even if the test is negative. If symptoms develop, get tested again.
  • Where can I get tested?
  • Testing is available at Fairfield Hospital and the Fisher Street carpark, Cabramatta drive-through clinic.
  • What precautions should I be taking at Mass to protect myself and others during this pandemic?
  • Make sure your contact details are recorded by the parish, either by registering before the Mass online or at the door before you enter the church, to assist with contact tracing.
  • All church-goers must observe a four square metre rule apart from when you are sitting with fellow members of your own household.
  • You must only sit in the church pews which have not been cordoned off at this time.
  • You must take your parish bulletin home with you and not leave it at the back of the church after Mass.
  • You are advised to receive holy communion on the hand at this time.
  • I did not attend Mass at the times advised by NSW Health, but a family member of mine did.  Do I also need to self-isolate?
  • The person in your family who attended the Mass needs to self-isolate.  You should monitor for symptoms and only need to isolate or get tested if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • I have contracted COVID-19 and wish to receive holy communion. What should I do?
  • You should contact your parish priest and arrangements will be made to ensure that you can continue to receive holy communion at home or in hospital.
  • Can I sing at Mass?
  • Congregational singing is not allowed at this time, based on health advice that singing poses a greater risk of transmitting COVID-19 than normal speech.
  • If you are a cantor or a member of your parish choir, you must be spaced at least 1.5 metres from each other and at least 4 metres away from the congregation.
  • What precautions should I take at Holy Communion?
  • During Holy Communion, you must observe social distancing rules and ensure there is at least 1.5 metres between yourself and the person in front of you in the communion line.
  • Can I meet with fellow parishioners after Mass?
  • You must not mingle before, during or after Mass since social distancing rules cannot be easily observed and this then poses a greater risk of transmitting COVID-19.