Youth Resources

COVID-19 Update For Youth

The following guidelines have been supplied by Youthworks on May 6th, 2021.

ROOM CAPACITY
Youth and children’s gatherings can be run on church property with a maximum limit determined by 1 person by 2 square metres of space, from February 12 in greater Sydney,.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND YOUNG PEOPLE
All regular children’s and youth ministries are considered education programs for physical distancing requirements. This includes youth groups and small groups. Young people aged 0-18 do not need to follow strict adult physical distancing guidelines but should follow good hygiene practices. Staff (leaders) should continue to maintain 1.5m physical distancing from students where practical.

SINGING
A group of up to 5 people can sing at youth group (high school).

MASKS AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Masks are not recommended/required for children, youth and leaders in age-specific ministries.

CONTACT RECORDING
All youth ministries must keep an electronic record of the name, contact number and entry time for all leaders and young people for a period of at least 28 days.

FURTHER ADVICE
All youth and children’s gatherings should follow the COVID Safety Plan for places of worship, (good hygiene, contact recording, cleaning) and follow the guidelines below.
Implement drop-off and pick up procedures that minimise the opportunity for adults to congregate together.