COVIDSafe

COVID-19 Update (26th Feburary 2021)

WE ARE BACK FOR 2021!

We have loved having Youth back on a Friday night, especially after an extended and unprecedented season, we are loving coming together as a Youth ministry every Friday night. Like most activities in the community that are starting to re-engage, there are guidelines we must adhere to in order to maintain a safe environment for our Youth ministry and the broader community.  

PROGRAM TIMES

SUTHERLAND CAMPUS:

FORCE (Junior High Years 6-8) – 6:30pm-9:00pm
CHOSEN (Senior High Years 9-12) – 6:30pm-9:00pm                                                                

ST ANDREWS CAMPUS: (Years 6-12) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm

At our Sutherland Campus We run Force and Chosen programs separately to ensure our numbers are within the government guidelines of 400 people.
To allow our team the opportunity to adequately clean the venue between services, we encourage you to not arrive too early or to hang around. We respectfully ask you to please continue maintaining social distancing requirements outside the church building. Our program is flexible and will be adapted to ensure we are adhering to all COVIDSafe regulations. Our program this Friday will be held in the Horizon auditorium and we will also allocate time for Life Group.

    CHECKING IN

    Checking in at this moment for all our age groups is essential for contact tracing purposeses and in order to comply with Government guidelines your name and contact details must be provided. You may check in for the friday night program at the main doors our team will be waiting.
    Once checked in, you’ll receive an wrist band. Please wear this for the remainder of the night to ensure leaders know you have been accounted for.

      FACE MASKS

      NSW Health guidelines reccomends wearing face masks whilst attending worship services for anyone over the age of 12. 

      Horizon Youth reccomends that students also wear masks. Masks can be purchased from supermarkets, chemists, Bunnings, and convenience stores. There are also reusable masks available to order with Horizon Youth merch.

      Venue Capacity

      Restrictions are eased for churches in NSW, allowing for 1 person per 2sqm onsite.

      COVID SAFETY

      Horizon Church (and Horizon Youth) has been approved as a “COVID Safe Business”. Our staff have completed the Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 Infection Control Training and our volunteers have been trained in our COVID Safe Practices.

      The following precautions have been taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all who attend Horizon Youth and our broader community:

      • We have appointed and trained a COVID Safe Team who have been managing our COVID Safe Response.  These team members will be easily identifiable on-site during both programs wearing their high-vis blue vests.
      • We’ve undertaken a review of our processes to ensure we are demonstrating excellence in our church environment.  
      • The cleaning frequency has been increased and our venue will receive a thorough clean with hospital grade disinfectant in-between every age group.  
      • Our programs will be limited to 100 people, per program, as per NSW Health guidelines.
      • There will be no printed materials, offering containers passed around during the program.
      • Our leaders will be maintaining good social distancing practices so will be avoiding hand to hand contact and hugs. But not to worry, we will be there to greet you with a warm smile, a big wave or even a foot bump!
      • Hand sanitiser stations have been installed at our main entry & exit points and sanitiser is readily available right throughout the building so please make use of it! 
      • Any activities that are usually a part of our program that do not fit within our COVID Safe plan, e.g. Hangtime and The Afterparty, have been paused for the foreseeable future.  

      To maintain a safe worship environment, we kindly ask that if any of the following apply to you, please do not attend the service:

      • If you feel unwell or are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (eg: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell);
      • If you have COVID-19 or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test;
      • If you have been in close contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
      • If you have returned from overseas travel in the past 14 days.