COVID-19 Information

St Paul’s Cathedral is committed to being place of prayer and welcome for all people. We are continuing to monitor and follow government and diocesan guidelines to ensure the safety of all.

From November 7th, proof of full vaccination will be required for entry to the Cathedral for our Sunday morning services and if attending during the week (Tuesday – Saturday).

To ensure everyone can have the opportunity to come to the Cathedral for worship, our Sunday 1pm Bi-lingual Eucharist will be open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status.

Services will continue to be streamed online via our Online Worship page and on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

COVID-19 Conditions of Entry

  • Visitors over 12 years (and two months) old must be fully vaccinated and be able to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Face marks are strongly encouraged, especially when singing. Facemasks are required for our Sunday 1pm service.
  • You must register your details upon entry by scanning the Service Victoria QR Code, please download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit for a smooth check-in process. Paper check-in is available if you don’t have a smart phone.
  • Maintain social distance and be respectful of other people’s space. Make use of hand sanitizer during services as directed.
  • Understand that areas may be partially closed off to implement safety protocols 
  • Please be considerate and treat our staff with respect

For the safety of others, please stay at home if any of the following apply:

  • You are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
  • You have been in close contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID-19
  • You (or one of your close contacts) are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19  
  • You have visited an exposure site and are under directions to self-isolate

Attending the Cathedral for Worship or Visiting

Please be aware double vaccination status will be required for all visitors (over 12), staff, volunteers and contractors to the Cathedral on Sundays and on other days of the week except for the Sunday 1pm Bi-lingual Eucharist.  Note: this does not apply to those with a valid medical exemption. 

You will be required to present proof of your COVID-19 vaccination on check-in with our friendly COVID marshal. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Please see below for acceptable proof of vaccination status: 

Acceptable proof of vaccination status includes: 

  • COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app 
  • COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet/saved to smartphone 
  • Printed Australian Immunisation Register certificate together with photo ID 
  • Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate together with photo ID 
  • Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID together with photo ID

Please note the following will not be accepted as proof of vaccination status: 

  • Vaccine appointment card 
  • Valid vaccination documentation without proof of ID 
  • Negative COVID-19 test result 

How to setup your proof of vaccination

For a smooth check-in progress, you can download the Service Victoria app and attach your proof of vaccination prior to your visit. For further information on the best way to get proof of your COVID vaccination for your situation, visit the following links:

Open Service: Sundays at 1.00pm

To ensure everyone can have the opportunity to come to the Cathedral for worship, our Sunday 1pm Bi-lingual Eucharist will be open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. This service includes bible readings, music, a sermon in both Mandarin & English as well as the opportunity to receive Holy Communion. Please note this service is capped at 50 people, in line with the government guidelines.

COVID Conditions of Entry for the Sunday 1pm Service

  • Visitors over 12 years old must wear a face mask indoors.
  • You must register your details upon entry by scanning the Service Victoria QR Code, please download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit for a smooth check-in process. Paper check-in is available if you don’t have a smart phone.
  • Maintain social distance and be respectful of other people’s space. Make use of hand sanitizer during services as directed.
  • Access to the Cathedral may be restricted if we reach the 50 limit cap.

Thank you for helping to ensure that we experience the return to worship according to the rules, so that all may be confident that the Cathedral is a safe place to be. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Cathedral Staff.

Updated 29 November 2021

Change Log

November 18 2021

  • From the 19 November 2021, all persons aged 12+ are required to present proof of vacination of entry to the Cathedral (except for the Sunday 1pm Bi-lingual Service)

November 23 2021

  • From 23 November 2021, face marks are no longer mandatory indoors, however we strongly encourage the wearing of masks during services espeically when singing. Facemarks are still required for our Sunday 1pm Bi-lingual Eucharist.
  • From November 23 2021, the 1pm ‘Open’ Service is now capped at 50 people. Masks are mandatory for this service. Bookings are no longer needed.