Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley

Covid-19 Alert (2/10/22)

Covid-19 Alert (2/10/22)

After Mass this morning in preparation to go to St Vincent’s Nursing Home Bronte I was obliged to take a RAT which unfortunately came back positive. I had taken one on Saturday morning after being on Chapter for a week with the friars in an enclosed room for most days. That test was negative, so I assumed everything was okay to proceed with the weekend Masses.

I’m am sorry to send out this news and hopefully the short amount of time I spent with anyone at Mass today will not cause any danger to you especially our younger parishioners. According to the NSW health website anyone I have come in to contact with this morning is deemed low risk.

I had brief or distanced contact with a person with COVID-19 (e.g. I dropped off shopping, or we went for a walk outdoors)

See the notice below from NSW health – *Low Risk* – Keep taking steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, regularly washing your hands, and wearing a mask if you go to crowded or poorly ventilated areas. Monitor for symptoms, and if these develop at any time, get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.

According to the latest information I have to isolate for at least 5 days and then continue to monitor after that. Assuming my symptoms are not too serious I will be contactable by phone and email. I thought the aches and pains in my body this morning were from some quite vigorous training at the gym over the last few day 😥

Carla will be working from home until Friday to avoid any interaction with me, so best to contact Carla with any questions etc via email.

There will be ​Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion on Sunday night, Monday & Tuesday, but no Masses on Wednesday & Thursday.

Blessings + Peace, Fr Bernie