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We have three churches, St James, Malanda (map), Our Lady of Consolation (& St Patrick), Yungaburra (map), and St Rita of Cascia, Millaa Millaa (map). Parish Office, 5 Monash Ave, Malanda; ph: (07) 4096 5156.

Some office functions are undertaken in Atherton's Parish Office, 28 Mabel Street; ph (07) 4091 1125.

For Covid-19 restrictions, see the News page.

Covid-19 restrictions - updated 07 Dec 2022

Use of the Check In Qld app to register attendance on entry is required by law. Anyone without the app must check in on the parish device in the church’s “business profile”, or be added as a “guest” of someone else.

Very soon in Queensland many venues and certain professions require full vaccination of all staff and patrons or clients. Churches are treated as essential places; non-vaccinated people ARE NOT EXCLUDED from entry. However, this means the number limit for each church remains in force (see below). That limit WILL NOT APPLY for any event (such as a wedding) if all present are vaccinated.

If you are unable to access your certificate for proof of vaccination online, phone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809, enter option 1, and ask to have it posted to you.

Number limits in our churches

The occupancy density is currently 1 person per 2 square meters, but this may change during any Covid outbreak. We are also to “observe physical distancing to the extent possible”, that is, 1.5 meters between individuals or household groups. This is 55 in Malanda, 33 in Yungaburra, and 40 in Millaa Millaa.

Constant rules for attending

Gatherings in our churches are subject to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions:

  1. Anyone who is unwell must stay at home. Careless spreading of a cold or flu is not longer acceptable.
  2. Anyone who has been in contact with a known case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days must stay at home.
  3. Anyone being tested for Covid-19 and still awaiting results must stay at home.
  4. As much as possible keep physical spacing of at least 1.5m.

Anyone who becomes unwell within 14 days of attending a wedding or funeral is to contact 13Health (1343 2584) or their General Practitioner.