Church closes after parishioner tests positive

Holy Name Church, Wahroonga (Sydney Male Choir website)

A Broken Bay parish has been closed as a precautionary measure after a parishioner who attended Mass last Sunday tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Broken Bay Diocese.

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo announced yesterday that Holy Name Catholic Church at Wahroonga would be closed for immediate deep cleaning until further notice.

NSW Health has assessed the risk to clergy and parishioners being low due to the COVID safety procedures the parish had in place for worshippers at all services held at the church. These included social distancing, hand sanitising and the wearing of masks.

Anyone who attended the 9.30am Mass on Sunday, August 23, is advised to monitor for symptoms and if symptoms appear, isolate immediately and get tested for COVID-19.

The parish is working to advise those present at this service, whose attendance was recorded, of the NSW Health directives, and will continue to follow the NSW Health advice.


Wahroonga church closure due to COVID-19 (Broken Bay Diocese)


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