COVID-19 POLICIES for Ellel Ministries Australia
Covid-19 Policy for Ellel Sydney
This policy was last updated on 30th August 2021.
The twists and turns of the Covid-19 outbreak across the world is not something many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The pressure upon our lives has increased even more so with the “Delta” strain creating even more havoc! Whilst we may question what the future will look like, we remain certain that our God is not surprised by these global events. He remains available to move powerfully in the lives of His people and provide all the answers we need.
Ellel Ministries is founded upon Luke 9:11 “Jesus welcomed the people…” and for almost 20 years the Lord has been using the ministry here in Australia, and all over the world, to be a place where His children can meet with Him and receive a His healing and powerful restoration in an intimate way. This too remains unchanging. God is not limited by shifting circumstances or lockdowns and Covid-19 will not put an end to His ability to move lovingly in the lives of His people. Nothing replaces the importance of prayer and trust and He remains ‘our guide; our shield; and our rampart’ throughout these days.
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.'" — John 6:35
Whilst we are currently unable to welcome you on base face-to-face, be assured that we remain committed to assisting and supporting you through these challenging times as best we can. We will be offering courses online and we encourage you to experience God’s input in this unique way (watch out for updates of fresh online courses that we are planning). Our website, newsletters, social media and emails will keep you up to date with regular free resources being offered to teach, bless and inspire you. Our online store is always available for high quality books and teaching materials.
Because your safety and wellbeing is always at the forefront of our minds, be assured that when the current restrictions end, we will restore our pre-Covid standards as outlined below.
We cannot wait to eventually welcome you back.
When regulations allow for your return - our heart is to ensure everyone feels confident that our Centre here at Ellel Sydney is a safe place to be and that you will be able to relax and enjoy the Lord’s presence once again.
With great anticipation,
Paul Ryan, Centre Director, Ellel Sydney
WHEN WE CAN WELCOME YOU BACK, HERE ARE OUR COVID SAFE MEASURES:
Protecting our guests and helping everyone feel at ease
We are confident in the operating procedures we have in place and we actively monitor Government guidelines and adapt and respond with best practice at all times. We are registered as a COVID Safe Business under the NSW Public Health Orders and have adopted strict Covid-19 Safety Plans covering all aspects of our work. We have built into our normal working practices an increased cleaning and sanitising regime, and measures to protect your personal space wherever possible. This guide details the measures we currently have in place to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing are carefully considered.
From the minute you step through our doors, you can be confident of the measures we have in place to help us all to stay safe. We will also give regular reminders to our guests and team members to adhere to social distancing guidelines to protect each other’s personal space.
There is signage throughout our Centre detailing instructions and safety measures to protect your well-being.
- Hand Sanitiser
Hand sanitiser is available at all entry points to the main facilities, as well as in many other locations around the property for both guests and team members.
Public and team member areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.
- Social Distancing
Social distancing measures are in place in line with current NSW Government guidelines.
After a friendly greeting, all visitors, guests, delivery drivers and volunteers are asked to sign in using the Service NSW QR code. The point of sale iPad in reception is used where guests do not have a smart phone.
- Reception and registration
Our receptionists will be behind screened shields, which is for your safety and for our staff.
We ask you to please sanitise your hands before touching any of the resources and only touch the books if you are seriously considering buying one.
- EFTPOS Machine
We are asking guests to please pay, and make donations, by contactless payment wherever possible. The EFTPOS machine will be sanitised regularly.
Around the Centre
- Social distancing
Our Dining Room and Meeting rooms have seating that is socially distanced according to current guidelines to help protect your personal space.
- Lounges and Rooms
All communal rooms will be limited to a maximum number of people per room, and socially distanced seating will be required.
Meals will be arranged with social distancing in mind, and safety precautions in place. All meals and snacks will be served by a staff member. There will be no buffet-style dining.
Our team will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment in line with current government guidelines to prepare and clean all bedrooms.
- Linen & towels
Guests are to provide their own linen and towels.
- Minimal Printed Materials
Guests will have their own copy of all relevant course notes and material.
- Room Capacity
The occupancy of all our rooms will be based upon current legislative requirements.
Prayer Ministry & Worship
Worship involving corporate singing will be in accordance with government guidelines.
- Times of ministry
Most prayer ministry will be led from the front by the teacher. Any individual prayer ministry will be in observance of current legislative guidelines.
Our teams are praying for you during your stay. Our Centre runs on prayer!
We Need Your Help Too
As much as we can’t wait to see you, to keep both our team and all guests safe, we need your help…
If you or anyone in your household or workplace has any flu like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19, we ask you not to visit Ellel Sydney. Likewise, if you have visited an area which is a known Covid-19 hotspot or have been in contact with any person who has been, we ask you please not to visit Ellel Sydney. If you do develop any symptoms whilst at Ellel Sydney, we will ask you to isolate yourself and call the emergency phone number provided on the back of your bedroom door.
- Hand Washing
Please wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitiser is available throughout our Centre.
- Social Distancing
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.
- Contactless Payments
Please use contactless payment at our Bookshop and please pre-pay for your attendance on our events before you arrive, where possible.
Covid-19 Policy for Ellel Victoria
This policy was last updated on 25th February 2021
This has been a time where our faith is being tested beyond anything we have experienced before!
Our team is praying for you, the Government – both State and Federal, our nation and especially for those involved in health services, and for an outpouring of God’s Spirit, grace and mercy.
We are carefully following guidance and best practices from the Victorian and Federal governments, and our scheduled courses and Restoration Days will run according to these guidelines.
- To ensure your safety at our hosting venue, there will be regular cleaning of the building, and record-keeping.
- On arrival, a member of our team will welcome you to our event, and record your name and phone number.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided at entry points, so please sanitise your hands throughout the day, and before browsing at books or CDs at the bookstall.
- Please remember social distancing of 1.5 metres apart and 4sqm per person, or as directed by the Victorian Government.
- Worship involving singing will be in accordance with Victorian government guidelines.
- Most prayer ministry will be led from the front. Any personal prayer will be in accordance with current Victorian government guidelines.
Our prayer is that through our practical efforts to provide a safe environment, and the knowledge that God is with us, you will feel comfortable to join us at our events.
We look forward to seeing you.
Kevin and Anne Cranwell, Leaders, Ellel Ministries Victoria