COVID-19 Update

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Diocese update on COVID-19, Wednesday 18 March 2020

The Diocese continues to work with the relevant authorities to monitor and respond to developments of COVID-19.  We are working to ensure we do everything we can to maintain the safety, health and wellbeing of all our people and our communities.

Australian Government sources provide balanced and verified information, we rely on NSW Health, Catholic Schools NSW and the Department of Education.  We reference these sources and will remain aligned to their guidance and advice.

Daily, we have a senior team meeting to discuss our ongoing response, address issues and work towards ensuring our operational continuity.

Prevention measures are in place and staff have been asked to implement containment strategies, including social distancing, as they go about their work.  We understand this may directly impact on some of our services and we appreciate your understanding as we work through the situation together.

Today, the Australian Prime Minister announced further restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including advice that non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people are no longer permitted.   The Prime Minister advised that schools and education facilities should remain open at this time and we will continue to follow this guidance.

Our websites have the most up-to-date information and are being regularly updated as the situation evolves. For information, please go to:

Additional updates are to be expected as further Government advice is provided. 

We recognise these are unsettling times and are here to support our communities as we navigate them together. 

 

Sean Scanlon

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DATE

EVENT

STATUS

CONTACT

Tues 17 March

Sister in Faith dinner

Cancelled

Alyson Segrott

Tues 17 March

St Patrick’s day activities

Cancelled

 

Wed 18 March

CCSS Harmony Day celebrations

Cancelled

Mirja Colding-Moran

Thurs 19 March

PSSA Diocesan AFL 

Cancelled

Bernadette Duggan

Fri 20 March

Young Scripters Program

Held online instead of face-to-face

Anna Kerrigan

Fri 20 March

Interagency Harmony Day

Cancelled

Mirja Colding-Moran

Sat 21 March

The Catechists Mass - Cathedral

Cancelled

Louise Gannon

Tues 24 March

Adult Faith Formation Council meeting

Cancelled

Rose McAllister

Tues 24 March

Winter Sports Trials

Cancelled

Bernadette Duggan

Tues 24 March

Bishop Staff day

Postponed until further notice

Brittany Gonzalez

Tues 24 and Wed 25 March

Seasons for Growth training

Face-to-face cancelled.
Goodgrief online option available

Loretta Heffernan

Tues 24 and Wed 25 March

Applying the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards workshops

Postponed until further notice

Zoe Marr

From Tues 24 March until end of term 2

ASPIRE rehearsals

Held virtually

Anna Kerrigan

Wed 25 March

SSSA Diocesan tennis

Cancelled

Bernadette Duggan

Sat 28 March

CACW Contact Gathering Foster

Cancelled

Helene O'Neill

Sun 29 March

Way of the Cross

Cancelled

Alyson Segrott

Tues 31 March

Fr Rob Galea concert

Cancelled

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Wed 1 April

Northern league

Cancelled

Bernadette Duggan

Thurs 2 April

Song writing comp

Postponed until further notice

Anna Kerrigan

Fri 3 April

Bishop’s Award

Postponed until further notice

Cath Garrett-Jones

Sun 5 April

Passion Play at St Columba’s Church Adamstown

Cancelled

Lyndall Ford

Mon 6 April

Voice Treaty Truth event at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Cancelled

Debbie Carstens

Mon 6 April

Pints with a Purpose

Cancelled

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Tues 7 April

SSSA Junior Football knockout

Cancelled

Bernadette Duggan

Tues 7 April

Education Careers Expo, University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus

Cancelled

Rabecca Dall'Acqua

Tues 7 April

Chrism mass

Cancelled as a public celebration

Louise Gannon

Wed 8 April

Education Careers Expo, University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus

Cancelled

Rabecca Dall'Acqua

Thurs 16 April

PPP Alumni Dinner

Postponed until further notice

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Tues 28 April

Adult Faith Formation Council meeting

Cancelled

Rose McAllister

Sun 29 April

Dramafest

Postponed until further notice

Anna Kerrigan

Fri 8 May

Tenison Woods Education Centre Dinner

TBA

Sharon Murphy

Sun 5 July - Thurs 12 July

NAIDOC WEEK

Cancelled

Alyson Segrott

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