The purpose of this brief announcement is to inform anyone associated with City Bible Forum of our current policy in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.
City Bible Forum is heeding all public health advice and government regulations with respect to personal safety. We continue to encourage safe practices to avoid transmission of the coronavirus and are doing all we can to protect the vulnerable in our communities. We are regularly monitoring updates to Government advice to ensure events, networks, small groups and other gatherings can resume as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so.
As at Monday 17th August, our policy is as follows:
Each state has specific gathering requirements to which all City Bible forum gatherings must comply.
Formal public events may only proceed with explicit executive approval, in writing. In all in-person gatherings we expect staff and volunteers to maintain 1.5m distancing requirements and to continue good hygiene practices.
The below links to relevant state government guidelines should be reviewed by all staff and volunteers:
At this stage our offices are open (with the exception of the Melbourne office) and staff are available to meet with and support workers as and when they return to work. All site visitors (including staff) must check in using the online registration forms provided at each site, at each visit. If there is no need to work from the office, staff are encouraged to continue working from home.
These are clearly very unsettling times and it is understandable that many people are anxious. City Bible Forum staff are eager to assist you in any way possible. We believe that there is hope in the midst of uncertainty and fear. The frailty of the human condition points us to the one who is in control of all things and who loves us.
Peter Kaldor, Managing Director