Parishes and communities have been directed to have a COVID marshal at Mass services under latest State Government health advice.
From August 21, a COVID marshal is required for religious or faith-based ceremonies.
This includes both ceremonies and services held at places of worship, such as churches, mosques, synagogues or temples, and ceremonies or services held elsewhere. It does not include weddings or funerals.
The marshal’s role is to ensure that the site’s COVID Safe Plan and local COVID prevention plans, policies or protocols are implemented as best as possible.
They must take all reasonable action to ensure that staff, patrons, contractors and other people on the site comply with the rules in these plans.
COVID marshals are required to complete online training prescribed by SA Health.
For more information, visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/covid-marshals