I am in South Australia and in parish one has to book before attending Mass. This is to ensure our limit is not more than permitted. Father has said that to date, no one phoning for a booking has had to be turned away due to the limit imposed. There are more than enough bookings and some still vacant at the time of Mass. That is a bit sad indeed.
Those who have booked and attended Mass must keep to the regulations about social distancing. All seems to be running smoothly. All venues, including our aChurches, must have Covid Marshalls.
Father was bringing me Holy Communion each week, but when the situation here in Adelaide worsened re Covid, he ceased coming. We need to really care for the priests we do have. I can attend Mass, just a bit of a stretch on my pocket. I am 75 this coming January and regarded as severely disabled and hence it costs me to get to Mass and return home - and very thankfully a bit difficult but not impossible. I need a worker to support me to and fro - and that costs.
The above re my own parish may vary, of course, from parish to parish.
Victoria, a state in Australia, has had some really extreme problems re Covid - South Australia has been spared. Victoria seems to now be settling down - but her next door neighbour, New South Wales, is experiencing worrying clusters and a fair few where contact tracing has been impossible to next door to impossible.
I saw some health professional on TV state that the Covid virus can live on surfaces for up to 4 weeks.
All the health professionals I have heard are saying we will probably need to live with Covid for a very long time, even possibly always to some degree or other.
I am quite concerned about all the sufferers in the USA for one, and related deaths. I am staying as well informed as possible re the coming USA elections in November next moth. The world and all our peoples of all kinds are really suffering and in much pain.
“You are the salt of the earth and what happens if the salt looses its taste?”