Tuesday, 22 September 2020                

TRANSITIONING FROM RESTRICTIONS

As the National and State/Territory Governments gradually relax the gathering restrictions for churches, here are helpful links to assist local churches. 

We encourage every local church to stay up-to-date with the latest information relating to their State or Territory. 
As changes continue to be made by various State/Territory governments, it is essential that you consult the relevant authority in your State or Territory to ensure that you are complying with the specific requirements.

 

Resources by State:

Victoria  

https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

New South Wales 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Queensland  

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19 

Northern Territory 

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

Western Australia

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

South Australia

https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Tasmania

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

 ACT
 
https://www.act.gov.au/ 

 


 

 COVIDSafe Plan
ACS Financial has compiled a CovidSafe plan to help churches safely comply:

 CovidSafe Plan – church premises instruction sheet 

CovidSafe Plan – Preparation Template for churches      

CovidSafe Posters - capacity reopening posters 
CovidSafe Posters - Welcome back

COVID-19 RESOURCES
EMAILS FROM ACC NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
COVID-19 FOR CHURCHES

OPTIONS FOR ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES:

 

Taking Church Online - Free resource for churches by 4B Media

 

 

Live Streaming Options

 

Church Online Platform - record your own service 

 

Facebook live solutions 
 

Starting a live video on Instagram 

Youtube video info and support  
 

ONLINE GIVING: 
Tithe.ly - partnership with ACC 
- Info to get started with online giving
Video on Tithe.ly online giving 
 

 

Covid Church  - resources for churches in COVID19

 

Notes on Sunday live-streamed church services   

 

Grow Leader COVID-19 resources 

 

BEST PRACTICES: 

Safer Churches Best Practice Guide for COVID-19

SC069 Online Best Practise Guide

SC071 Online Group Commitment

SC072 Online Youth consent

SC073 Online Child Consent 

 

KIDS MINISTRY: 
www.acckids.org.au 

 

MUSIC & STREAMING INFO

https://au.ccli.com/streaming/ 
 

Hillsong Music streaming

COVID-19 WEBINARS FOR CHURCHES

WEBINARS BY CORNEY & LIND LAWYERS FOR CHURCHES

Equiping Pastors to help their congregation deal with Domestic Violence during COVID19

Click here for Powerpoint notes

This webinar discusses:

  • how to respond when you find out domestic or family violence is occurring within your church 
  • how churches can best respond to community members seeking assistance due to domestic or family violence 
  • DV resources for pastors during COVID
  • Government response and having your say (as an organisation): COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence survey 

 

COVID-19 Webinars for Churches Part 1 (Boost & Employment Sessions):

Powerpoint link for Part 1

  • Moratoriums, other available government relief and negotiation tools for Low Interest Loans / Lease negotiations for mortgage and rent relief, and putting a ministry arm into hibernation

  • Additional Benefits (rebates against electricity, water, rates / freeze on State Government taxes and fees etc)

  • Cash-flow management discussion: Tips for negotiations with banks, landlords  suppliers and creditors; Getting your house in Order – BAS, Single Touch Payroll.

  • Emptying out the office - is your WFH policies, cyber-security and managing data protection - What do you need to consider?

  • Job keeper Allowance for Employers: Who qualifies? Who is the employer in a complex church structure? Employers/employees - how it works; how do you apply?

  • The difficult choice of Standing down employees

  • Charities and volunteers – what should be the position with regard to volunteers working in church / charity facilities:- Advice re Op Shops and Food Bank, Community Care Services

 COVID-19 Webinars for Churches Part 2 (Boost & Employment Sessions): 

Powerpoint link for Part 2

  • Continuing ministry with the limit on public gatherings of up to 2 people. Managing difficulties with streaming live or pre-recorded services.

  • Understanding Government assistance available to members / congregation: accessing grants in the face of dwindling tithes and offering; DV Support; Mental health support

  • Cancellation of conferences / Easter gatherings:- Contract frustration? Force majeure

  • Church office space – social distancing and the 4sqm rule. How to do effective pastoral care from a distance?

  • Church spaces – can they be re-purposed?


Presented by: James Tan (Director), Eustacia Yates (Special Counsel) & Barry Klopper (Senior Lawyer) 

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