Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane
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Events for this week!
(Please note that there's no service on tonight).

There will be a shared meal between the Prayer Service & Bible Study on Wednesday night.

For those who have expressed interest in the Gold Coast Pastoral Visit, the email with location details will be sent out soon. If you would like to be included in this email please get in touch.
Please send through names those Orthodox reposed that you would like prayed for during tonight's Memorial Service (please send them through before 5pm).

There will also be a shared meal between the Prayer Service & Bible Study.
Services & events from tonight until Wednesday.

The Prayer Service on Wednesday will be for the Blessing of Icons, Crosses & other church related items. These items can be brought to church over the weekend & left there in preparation for the Service on Wednesday.
*The Blessing of Icons service is for items that have not been blessed previously.

There will also be a shared meal between the Prayer Service & Bible Study on Wednesday.
The Prayer Service on Wednesday will be for the Blessing of Icons, Crosses & other church related items. These items can be brought to church tonight & tomorrow morning in preparation for the Service on Wednesday. (This Service is for items that have not been blessed previously).

There will also be a shared meal between the Prayer Service & Bible Study on Wednesday.
*Please note - Tuesday morning at 7am is Divine Liturgy (not Bible Study as the image says).
As we know, COVID-19 continues to circulate, and continues to be a risk, particularly for those who are immunocompromised. A couple of people in our community have tested positive for COVID today, and have been referred to the instructions found in the relevant Public Health Direction. Each are in our prayers.

We take this opportunity to remind you:
- if you have symptoms of COVID-19, we refer you to the tests that are available;
- if you test positive, please let us know. We will be praying for you, especially as you isolate, and parishioners are ready to assist for any needs.

(NB: services and events at our parish are unaffected, and will continue as scheduled).

For any questions, please send us a message.

Further information:
- Claiming the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/how-to-claim-pandemic-leave-disaster-payment?context=53117
- Management of Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Close Contacts Direction: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/management-of-diagnosed-cases-of-covid-19-and-close-contacts-direction
A number of people in our community have tested positive for COVID in the last few days.

Each are in our prayers.

A reminder:
- Those who have tested positive are referred to the Public Health Direction. This includes isolating for 7 days.
- if you have symptoms of COVID-19, we refer you to the tests that are available;
- if you test positive, please let us know. We will be praying for you, especially as you isolate, and parishioners are ready to assist for any needs.

And, reposting govt links:
- Claiming the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/how-to-claim-pandemic-leave-disaster-payment?context=53117
- Management of Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Close Contacts Direction: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/management-of-diagnosed-cases-of-covid-19-and-close-contacts-direction
For those who can't attend...

Option One
- You can catch the livestream for Vigil - https://youtu.be/jBExEweQzBk

Option Two
Catch the livestream of another of the Orthodox churches in Australia. For example:

- Good Shepherd Mission (Antiochian Archdiocese - Melbourne). English-language. 10am on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjHILt2SH5phOUMLOOJLuUw).
- St Nicholas Cathedral (ROCOR, Brisbane). Slavonic-language (with some English). 8:30am, on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyYNEX3jcgAE_V7WPbkTN_Q).
- Holy Protection Cathedral (ROCOR, Melbourne). Slavonic & English languages. 9am on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_C_7kwTg6iu-E00Waw7y2g).

Option Three
Pray Typica in the home.
- Text: http://www.saintjonah.org/services/typica.htm
- Variables: http://www.saintjonah.org/typ
Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week!

A huge thank you to all who volunteer at our Parish!

There is so much hard work, effort & dedication put in by so many to keep our church going - thank you!
Our next Catechism Course starts this upcoming Sunday! For more information see: HolyAnnunciation.net/Catechism
Hi everyone, I know a bunch of people are approaching the end of the isolation period, and I thought it might help to know what it takes to stay within the legal bounds of the Public Health Direction.

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ISO:
After test, must isolate for 168 hours. (If you tested at 1pm Wednesday, then isolate until 1pm next Wednesday). (Direction, para 5).

END OF ISO:
Do you have a fever or acute respiratory symptoms?
- Fever = 37.5 or more (Source: Direction, glossary)
- Acute Respiratory Symptoms = sore throat, runny nose, cough that brings up mucus. (Source: Direction, glossary; QHealth site)

If No: Isolation ends at 168 hour mark.
If Yes: After 168 hours, isolation ends when your symptoms do.
(Source: Direction, para 13)
NB: QHealth website also includes a cough that is getting worse.
NB: Explicitly does not include ongoing symptoms of mild fatigue, mild dry cough, or a loss of taste/smell.
NB: a second COVID test doesn't impact on your time in iso, and you don't need to take a second test. (Source: QHealth).

POST-ISO:
- Have to wear a face mask for 7 days (Source: Direction, para 16), indoors + when can't distance outdoors (QHealth).
- Can't go into vulnerable or high-risk settings.
ALSO, FOR HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS FOR 7 DAYS AFTER TEST:
Must wear a face mask (Direction), indoors, and outdoors + can't distance outdoors (QHealth)
EXCEPTIONS TO FACE MASKING:
- Not required for those under 12, or, those with a physical or mental health illness/condition, or disability that precludes such. (Direction, para 23).
- Other exemptions can apply, including for clergy and when communing. (Direction, para 24)
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Main Source:
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/management-of-diagnosed-cases-of-covid-19-and-close-contacts-direction
Other Sources:
- https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/i-have-covid/isolation/ending-isolation
- https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/i-have-covid/after-having-covid-19
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I hope this is useful. Any questions please contact me.

Plenty of rest and fluids, everyone, and please let me know if we can help.
- Fr Andrew -