Worship and Information at Alert Level 1

 Worship – Diocese of Dunedin

Physical (Live) and On-Line Opportunities for Worship

Follow the links below for more information for worship details, including any on-line options. 

Daily and Weekly Prayer Opportunities 

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Latest COVID-19 Advice

Please make sure you look at our Coronavirus Covid-19 Level 1 Update page. We are aligning ourselves with advice-resources from the Government on Level 1, and have also developed our own Policy and Guidelines around Level 1 in our Pandemic Response Framework Level 1 guidance has been set out in a Frequently Asked Questions format. This is an on-going situation where we need to plan carefully, follow guidance and continue to be careful with our own hygiene and  other practices.   

This will be our new normal but, while we do return to pre-COVID life, we must remember we remain in a global pandemic.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline 0800 358 5453 and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Public venues (such as businesses and churches) should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last few months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself. Ask for help if you need it.
  11. Make sure you have access to face-masks if this is required in the future (if there is any community transmission). Have a look at current advice on the use of these.

In Short:


  • While not requiring physical distancing, we are encouraging this to continue, especially being sensitive of other’s needs (physical distancing) in pews.
  • We All churches must display the NZ COVID Tracer poster . If you don’t have a smart phone, keep a note of where you have been and who you have seen.
  • Some at-risk people may still not be comfortable in a  larger group –  offer other ways of staying in touch with them i.e. the phone, a video messaging system or something similar
  • We are continuing to maintain high standards of public health (around cleaning, providing hospitality and so on)
  • Be kind. Make a difference by checking-in on others, especially the elderly and vulnerable
  • Look after anyone that needs help. Drop supplies to those at home sick and ensure you have no physical contact.