A new round of restrictions has come into effect from 12:01am, Thursday, 3 March 2022, with Level 2 COVID-19 Public Health and Social Measures introduced state-wide.
The Archdiocese of Perth this week released directives to assist the Catholic community implement the restrictions.
The Record spoke with Emmanuel Centre employee and volunteer of more than 30 years, Geoffrey Scott, to find out how COVID-19 has been affecting daily life for members of the deaf and hard of hearing community here in the Archdiocese of Perth, and how Australian’s increasing exposure to AUSLAN is a source of hope for the future.
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Australia needs a national Suicide Prevention Act, says Suicide Prevention Australia CEO Nieves Murray. This plea comes after one in four Australians report knowing someone who died by suicide during the past 12 months of the pandemic – the equivalent of five million people.
Perth Metropolitan and Peel Region entered a four-day lockdown from 29 June to 2 July (inclusive), with measures alleviated into three days of interim restrictions from 3 July to 5 July (inclusive).
Fingers are crossed among Western Australians because, as of 5 May, there have been no new community COVID-19 cases, meaning WA restrictions are likely to ease this weekend.
The COVID-19 pandemic has last weekend disarrayed Good Shepherd Sunday and Anzac Day 2021 scheduled celebrations in the Perth and Peel regions because of a State Government implemented snap three-day lockdown.
The solidarity that inspired the national effort to suppress the health effects of COVID-19 must also shape Australia’s economic recovery, a new Catholic Social Services Australia report argues.
What will we do when we finally get back to our parishes? I
don’t think anyone really knows, but I suspect it will not be business as usual. For many it will be a joy to return to the Masses they have missed so much; for
others it may be a little more complicated. Our lives have been turned upside down and we will have had months to think with
only streamed Masses to accompany us. There is much to rethink and rebuild. There will be questions that we will only
slowly come to appreciate. That
is why I believe that it is fortunate that the assemblies of the Plenary
Council have been delayed. We will need time to come to grips with our new
Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli provides clarity from the viewpoint of the Catholic Church in Australia regarding the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
On this year’s World Day of the Sick, Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Catholic University, together with The Catholic Weekly, bring together international experts and thought leaders, speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health, vaccines and the question of solidarity in the face of this global pandemic.