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COVID-19 Update

  • Thursday, Jun 10, 2021
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5 August 2021.


Lockdown again. Premier says it’s for seven days.


27 July 2021.


The lockdown has ended (sort of) with current restrictions for our church:

  • Permitted for up to 100 people indoors and up to 300 people outdoors.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies (this equals to around 80 people in the church)
  • A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before density quotient applies
  • Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in

More info on Premier’s website.


20 July 2021.


The lockdown has been extended for at least 7 days.

More info on Premier’s website.


15 July 2021.


Again, from 23:59 tonight we are entering a government imposed lockdown until at least Tuesday 20 July.

Therefore the church is closed for the public and we will broadcast the services on our Youtube channel until we are allowed to open again.

Read the Premier’s statement here.


10 June 2021.


From 23:59 tonight our church is open to the public again with a limit of 50 people inside the church and further 50 in the church hall. Please bring your mask with you and make sure you register your attendance using the new Victorian QR code app - our tutors will be able to help you with that.

For full restrictions details see Acting Premier’s statement here.

The Youtube broadcasts on our channel are now cancelled as the attendance limit is within our usual attendance numbers. Please be considerate to others - if there are more than 50 people inside already upon your arrival, follow tutors' instructions and let everyone have the opportunity to offer a short prayer and light a candle.


3 June 2021.


We are still in lockdown and therefore closed for the public until further notice. The lockdown is extended until at least Thursday 10 June and there are five reasons to leave home:

  • Food supplies
  • Authorised work
  • Caregiving and compassionate reasons
  • Exercise with another person for up to two hours
  • Getting vaccinated

From midnight tonight, you are allowed to travel - for exercise and shopping - 10km from home.

Read the Acting Premier’s statement here.


17 February 2021.


We’re back to “COVID safe summer” restrictions from 23:59 tonight - so we are reopening the church, with 150 person attendance limit.

Read the Premier’s statement here.


12 February 2021.


Due to reintroduced pandemic restrictions, from 11:59pm tonight the church is closed again to the public until further notice, most likely until Wednesday 17 February).

We will recommence Youtube broadcasts of the services during the duration of the lockdown - follow the detailed how-to-follow instructions here.

Read the Premier’s statement here.


4 February 2021.


Masks are mandatory again. More details here.


18 January 2021.


Wearing face masks inside the church is not mandatory.

However, you must carry a mask with you at all times and it is recommended to wear it if you cannot keep 1.5m distance from others.

Full details here.


20 December 2020.


We now use the electronic record keeping (QR code) which allows us to increase the capacity to 150 persons in the temple and the church hall.

Details on how to leave your details are here.


23 November 2020.


Victoria enters the COVID-Last Step where the churches are open again with the following restrictions affecting us:

The church capacity is limited to 80 people and the church hall to 35 (70 when both halls are open.)

Carry a mask with you at all times.

Make sure you leave your name and phone number on attendance list at the entrance.

You don’t need to call the priests to schedule your attendance anymore. Feel free to approach the priests or tutors with any other questions.

Futher information at DHHS website.


8 November 2020.


25km has been rescinded and allowed number of participants has been increased to 20.

You still must call the priests to schedule your attendance, as we now expect the parishioners living outside of 25km former limit to express their interest in services participation.


28 October 2020.


THERE IS LIMIT OF 10 CHURCH SERVICE PARTICIPANTS AND WE ARE OBLIGATED TO RECORD YOUR DETAILS.

BEFORE COMING TO THE SERVICE, YOU MUST CALL FR MILORAD ON

0478 922 154

AND LEAVE YOUR NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND WHEN DO YOU WANT TO ATTEND.

Fr Milorad will schedule everyone in the order of applying and their spiritual help requirements.

In case of more people requiring to attend certain services, e.g. Saturday and Sunday Liturgies, our priests will organise additional services on the day, if required.


26 October 2020


The number of participants in church services have been lifted to 10.

Full details here.


19 October 2020


Again no meaningful changes to our virtual church life with the latest government instructions. Church services are still not open to the public and are streamed on Youtube instead.

Latest instructions are here.


27 September 2020


No meaningful changes to our virtual church life with the latest government instructions.

Latest instructions are here.


2 August 2020


Stage 4 restrictions are in force from 6pm today. Short summary:

Curfew in place 8pm - 5am every evening

During the day from 5am - 8pm, you can shop for essentials & exercise with 5km of your home

You can also leave home to care or obtain medical care

If you can, you must work from home - more info in following days

More details on DHSS website.


30 July 2020


From Sunday 2 August 11:59pm the following new restrictions are in force:

Masks (e.g. a cloth, surgical mask or face shield) are mandatory for everyone in Victoria when leaving home.

There are lawful exceptions for not wearing a face covering including if you have an illness or condition that makes wearing a face covering unsuitable, if you are doing strenuous exercise or if you are unable to do your job while wearing a face covering.

Children up 12 years of age are not required to wear a mask.

People who do not wear face coverings and do not have a lawful excuse can be fined $200.

Read the details at DHSS website.


19 July 2020


From Wednesday 22 July 11:59pm it is mandatory to wear a face mask in metropolitan Melbourne when leaving home for one of four reasons.

The state of emergency is also extended until 11:59pm on 16 August 2020.

More information on DHSS website.


9 July 2020


The recording of Fr Milorad address regarding the latest restrictions is available on our YouTube channel [in Serbian].


8 July 2020


From 23:59 on Wednesday 8 July, Stage 3 restrictions are back in force.

Therefore our church is regretfully mandated to be closed for public, like all other places of worship. Weddings can be held with maximum five participants; funerals with ten.

We will keep the services broadcasted on YouTube (check the instructions on how to watch here; check our timetable for the next broadcast).

More details about the restrictions can be found at government COVID website here.

4 July 2020


From 23:59h on Saturday 4 July, home restrictions are in force for the additional postcodes:

3031 - Flemington, Kensington

3051 - Hottham Hill, North Melbourne


2 July 2020 update:


Restricted postcodes

The following areas are experiencing a high level of transmission or are at high risk of transmission. To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay at Home restrictions apply to these areas:

3038 Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3021 Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3012 Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3042 Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North

3064 Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

3047 Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3060 Fawkner

3032 Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3046 Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

If you live in one of these locations you need to stay at home from 1 July 23:59. There are four reasons that you can leave home:

  1. Shopping for food or other essential items.
  2. To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment.
  3. For exercise (outdoor exercise only, with only one other person or members of your household).
  4. Work or study, if you cannot work or study from home.

More information at DHHS website.


30 June 2020 update:


Here are the latest coronavirus instructions from the Victorian Government. For more details, download the Department for Human Health and Services information flyer.

A reminder - the attendance limit of 20 persons in our church is still in force. The 1.5m distance between the attendees must be maintained at all times. You must leave your name and phone number with the tutor at the kiosk.

Please contact the priests a day or so in advance before coming to the service.

If they know beforehand who intends to come, they can organise extra services so everyone has a chance to attend while we maintain the 20 person limit mandated by the government.

Please be considerate to others and stay at home if you are having symptoms.

We broadcast the Sunday services on Youtube in real-time - follow the detailed how-to-follow instructions here.

Keeping our loved ones safe keeps us together.

That means only seeing those you need to - if you need to.

No more than 5 visitors at your home. Public gatherings of no more than 10 people.

Keep your distance - no handshakes and no hugs.

Staying apart, keeps us together.

For current restrictions go to: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/language

Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne