AAC CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND NEW REQUIREMENTS (25/07/20)

Dear brothers, sisters and friends of AAC,

We are looking forward to gathering together again in person from Sunday 26th July. The safety and wellbeing of our members and guests is very important to us, so in-line with government requirements, we have created a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan. You will notice changes as you return, but these changes are important so that we can all be safe and feel safe.

 

 

AAC CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND NEW REQUIREMENTS

On entry (for all adults and all children)

  1. Please social distance 1.5m while waiting to approach the registration table, which will be outside the front entrance to the Senior Citizen Centre.
  2. You will not be allowed to enter if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.  Even if these are mild, you cannot enter, and you  should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. On-line methods to participate in the service will still be available for those who are unable to attend, or the more vulnerable in our community.
  3. You will not be able to enter if you have COVID-19, are waiting for COVID 19 test results, or if you have been in contact with any known cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. You will not be able to enter, if you have been overseas in the past 14 days, been to Victoria, or have been to any current Sydney COVID hotpots in the past 14 days.
  4. You will have your temperature tested before you enter the building, and will not be allowed to enter if your temperature is over 37degrees.
  5. You will be asked a short health related questionnaire, and where you have been before entering the premises. Please be honest with your responses.
  6. You are required by law, to register your name, email and phone number before entering the premises. Australian Asian Church and Council will keep these records for 28 days. They will only be used for Covid-tracing purposes. After 28 days, they will be destroyed.
  7. You will be required to sanitise your hands before entering the building

 

Social distancing

  1. Always maintain 1.5m social distancing between all non-family adults and children. No hand shaking, hugs or personal contact.
  2. During your time on the premises, please follow the direction of traffic as shown in the diagram below. This is to reduce traffic congestion through doorways and to reduce mixing between adults and children.

In particular when you enter, please enter through the Main Front Door that leads into the Foyer, and exit through the Side Door (through the Kitchen).

There will be arrows and signs to help remind us. See diagram.

diagram

  1. Please be mindful of the capacities of each room (see diagram above), and do not enter a room if it is already at capacity.

Food and Beverages

  1. Please plan ahead and  BYO afternoon tea, full water bottle (Adults and Children)
  2. The kitchen facilities are not to be used so please do not use the taps, fridge or other equipment. The kitchen is a very small place so we do not want people standing around together. Please use only use the taps in the bathroom

 

Children’s program

  1. To minimise mixing between adults and kids, there will be changes to how to pick up and drop off our kids. Parents will be informed of this. Please follow these instructions

 

Hygiene rules (please note, that Council has arranged professionals cleaners daily at the Senior    Citizen Centre, and we will also have a roster system for further cleaning of high touch surfaces)

  1. Please bring your own Bible, as we will not be handing these out at church
  2. Wash your hands with hand sanitiser or soap before entering our service, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  3. Please sneeze or cough into a tissue or your upper sleeve/elbow, and wash your hands with soap after.
  4. Please avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  5. We recommend wearing a mask

Our Response to Covid-19 (28/03/20)

Dear AAC’s bros and sis,

In response to the Corona Crisis, we have decided from now on (until further notice), all of AAC’s weekly church services (Sunday 4pm English & 5.30pm Mandarin services), small group meetings (Ladies Group, Wednesday Mandarin Bible study, Figlets, Figs, Chatime) and children programs (Kids Club & Toddlers Time) will be online using the Zoom (video conferencing software). The reasons for this decision are as follows:

1) God’s command to keep meeting regularly to encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25)
2) God’s command to love one another by ensuring we can meet safely
3) Our government’s recommendation to practise social distancing

In order to participate in our services/meetings online, you will need to:
1) download the Zoom software/APP: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
2) obtain a specific Meeting ID from us

If you are in a particular small group, your group leader will provide you the Meeting ID and any necessary support in setting up Zoom. Otherwise, you can obtain the Meeting ID by contacting Elvin (0425 280 278).

The Chinese word for crisis is 危机 which consists of two words 危“danger”and 机 “opportunity”. With any crisis, the danger can also lead to opportunities. Given people are mostly stuck at home during this Corona crisis, We see great opportunity for us to be inviting our non-Christian friends and family to join our online services and hear God’s word. Ultimately, it is the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ that can provide real security and hope for our world in these uncertain times.
Thanks for your prayers for us as we lead our church through these challenging times. Please continue to pray that our members and community will look to the Lord Jesus as their trust and security, and also we will be caring towards those who are vulnerable and sick in our community.

AAC Leadership Team