We are very blessed to be able to meet as one large combined ecclesia, when many ecclesia’s have not been able to during the last 12 months, due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Whilst this is a wonderful privilege granted to us by SA Health, it also comes with a great responsibility that we care for the health and safety of ourselves and others.
For this reason, please be aware of the following additional requirements that will need to be implemented at this large gathering, in order to hold a physical Camp:
- Campsite Opening and Closing Times: The campsite will be open from 2pm, Thursday, 1 April 2021 and close on 10am, Tuesday, 6 April 2021. Please enter and depart the campsite during these times, to ensure that we can undertake the necessary entry and departure procedures. The Camp entrance will be manned overnight on Thursday, 1 April 2021. If you wish to stay on after 10am, Tuesday, 6 April 2021, please contact the Camp Secretary, so that a register of attendees can be compiled, to ensure that the number of attendees does not exceed 200 (as permitted under the private gatherings ruling) – please bring your own supplies (e.g. bread, milk, toilet paper) as well as take home your rubbish.
- Wellness: If you are experiencing any Covid symptoms, or are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT come to Camp. Similarly, if you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid in the last 14 days or are required to abide by any other government covid related direction that restricts your travel to Camp, or it has been less than 48 hours since the last sign of unwell symptoms prior to Camp attendance, PLEASE DO NOT come to Camp. Any attendees that experience Covid symptoms during Camp, must isolate themselves, thoroughly clean all high touch areas, return home immediately, and obtain a Covid test.
- Temperature Check: Prior to entry into the Camp, all attendees MUST undergo a temperature check, to reduce the risk of potential community transmission. Before entry, you may also be asked to fill out a Health Screening Questionnaire. Non-compliance or attendees that have a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher will not be permitted into Camp. This also applies to houseboat attendees and day visitors. Random temperature checks may also take place during Camp.
- Contact Tracing: Prior to entry into the Camp, all attendees must either scan the SA Govt approved QR Code or manually provide their contact details. Non-compliance will result in denied access into Camp. This also applies to houseboat attendees and day visitors. Interstate visitors must download the SA Govt approved QR Code app, prior to entrance into the Camp. If you leave the camp, for any permitted reason, you must scan the QR code when coming back into Camp.
- Social Distancing and Density: Please maintain a distance of 1.5m between family groups and comply with social density requirements signage. Please also refrain from handshaking and other physical touch greetings.
- Cleaning: Extra cleaning of toilets and showers has been scheduled, which will require around 140 volunteers. This is a significant increase in cleaning – we APPEAL for extra volunteers to assist, in order to hold a physical Camp.
- Bible Studies: Number of attendees at the Hall will be limited to 162, to fit within the current social density rules. This will mean that the majority of campers will need to either sit on the grassed area outside the Hall or listen to the studies on the FM Band (please bring a battery operated radio). Please do not livestream into the studies, as this will affect the quality of the livestreaming for those that cannot attend the Camp – to this end, we also ask that mobile phones are switched off or put on flight mode during the Bible Studies, as data usage by a large number of mobile phones, will significantly deteriorate the livestreaming.
- Memorial Meeting: Emblems will be distributed to those in the Hall or on the grassed areas. Additional emblems will be available for pick up, prior to the Memorial Meeting, for taking back to individual Campsites. Alternatively, please bring your own emblems.
- Sunday School: There will be a slight rearrangement to Sunday School as the current Sunday Rooms need to comply with social density rules, requiring in marquees to be used. Sunday School will be grouped as 4-8 Years, 9-12 Years and 13-14 Years.
- BBQ Tea: There will be no BBQ Tea this year, due to Covid concerns. Attendees will need to cater for an extra meal.
- Shop: The Shop will continue to be open, with credit card payment being our preferred method of payment.
- Camp Fees: Due to additional expenses associated with the Covid requirements, as well as higher operational expenses, it has been necessary to slightly increase the Camp Fees this year. If this causes any difficulties, please contact the Camp Secretary.
- Camp Collection: Donations can be made via EFT, the Booking Page or Paypal via the Camp website, in lieu of a cash collection during the Memorial Meeting. A donation box will also be made available during the Camp.
Glenlock Family Bible Camp Committee