COVIDSafe

COVID Update (25th September 2020)

WE ARE BACK!

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

FORCE (Junior High Years 6-8) – 5:30pm-7:00pm
CHOSEN (Senior High Years 9-12) – 7:30pm-9:00pm

We run Force and Chosen programs separately to ensure our numbers are within the government guidelines of 100 people.
To allow our team the opportunity to adequately clean the venue between services, we encourage you to not arrive to 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.

    REGISTRATION

    Registration at this moment for our Force program is essential and in order to comply with Government guidelines your name and contact details must be provided. You may register for the Force program on our website (click the buttons below). At this point Chosen does not need to register.
    Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a QR code. Please print this and bring along with you or simply have it ready on your phone for the Rego Team to check you in.

      FACE MASKS

      NSW Health guidelines recommend wearing face masks whilst attending worship services. As such, you will see our staff and volunteer team wearing face masks as of Friday night 7th August.

      Horizon Youth strongly recommends 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.

       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.